18 August 1997 Laser cutting of laminated sheet material: a modeling exercise
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Proceedings Volume 3097, Lasers in Material Processing; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.281102
Event: Lasers and Optics in Manufacturing III, 1997, Munich, Germany
Laser cutting has been investigated for a number of aluminum-synthetic laminates, newly developed materials for the aeronautic and automotive industry. The materials consist of alternating aluminum and synthetic layers. It is shown that these materials can be cut at rates comparable to those of homogeneous aluminum alloys. The cuts show little dross attachment. Also some damage on the synthetic layers has to be accepted. These results initiated a modeling exercise, which resulted in a numerical simulation code. The applied cutting model is based on describing the material in several horizontal layers, each with its own specific thermophysical and optical properties. The separate layers are coupled by known mass, energy and force balanced equations.
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Roelof F. de Graaf, Roelof F. de Graaf, Johan Meijer, Johan Meijer, "Laser cutting of laminated sheet material: a modeling exercise", Proc. SPIE 3097, Lasers in Material Processing, (18 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281102; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.281102


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