Finite element analysis of nanosecond pulsed laser ablation of various materials

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Colleges, School and Institutes

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  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse nanosecond pulsed laser ablation on both metallic materials and non-metallic materials; a comparison between metallic materials and non-metallic materials has also been included. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper, FEM method has been used to calculate the result by means of the finite element method. Furthermore, all the analyses are based on thermal theories. Findings: The paper presents a comparison of metallic and non-metallic materials. Besides, the effect of how laser parameter changes would influence the ablation depth has also been assessed. Research limitations/implications: All studies in this paper are based on classical thermal theories. Thermal theories are not applicable some times. Originality/value: With the results of this paper, suggestions are made so that experiments and manufactures could be optimised and improved.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-496
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Journal of Engineering
Volume14
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2017