Modelling of laser treatment based on an analytical solution for the steady state temperature distribution in a moving system

P. Levin, N. Frage

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Abstract

A three-dimensional steady-state model for the cooling of laser tracks was developed. The analytical solution takes into account the thermo-physical properties of the substrate and the main parameters of the laser treatment, namely, the laser power and the beam scanning speed. It was established that scan velocity affects significantly the cooling rate behind the beam. The estimated cooling rates for various laser treatment parameters can be correlated with the different phase transformations, which take place during cooling of plain carbon steel, and which enable micro-structures to be obtained ranging from martensite to ferrite-bainite. The microstructure and the hardness of the treated 1020 steel substrates are in a good agreement with the calculated values of the cooling rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalLasers in Engineering
Volume11
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001

Keywords

  • Cooling
  • Laser
  • Model
  • Moving
  • Rate
  • Steady

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