Transient Heat Conduction in Solids Irradiated by a Moving Heat Source

N.Bianco, O.Manca, S. Nardini, and S. Tamburrino
Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy

Transient three-dimensional temperature distribution in a solid, irradiated by a moving Gaussian laser beam, was investigated numerically by means of COMSOL Multiphysics.

Convection and radiation from the work-piece surfaces as well as variable thermophysical properties are accounted for.