The Advanced Damage Model (ADAM) has been developed for simulating laser effects on aerospace composite materials, as well as several other classes of materials. Detailed local conservation of mass and energy are used to predict pressure and temperature profiles and material blow-off. The ADAM composite material model, with modifications presented here, can be used to model tissue ablation with laser surgery applications.
George M Harpole,
"Laser Ablation Modeling", Proc. SPIE 1064, Thermal and Optical Interactions with Biological and Related Composite Materials, (8 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951943; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951943