The effect of radiative heat lost on laser material damage

C. L. Chan, J. Mazumder

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A one-dimensional steady-state model describing the damage caused by materials removal vaporization and liquid expulsion due to laser material interaction are presented. The effect of the radiative heat loss is investigated. Gray and diffusive radiative heat loss is assumed. It is found that the radiation plays an insignificant role in determining the surface temperature, rate of materials removal both in vapor and liquid form, and the exit plane Mach number. Results with radiative heat loss are obtained and compared to those without radiative heat loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5890-5892
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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