Direct calculation of optimized laser power density profiles for laser heating

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Laser surface heating requires a well defined temperature profile. In this paper the inverse problem of heat conduction in solids is solved, based on the two-dimensional Fourier transform. That is, the required power density profile of the laser beam can be calculated directly from a desired temperature field. Problems and errors introduced by calculations on a finite grid and by physically impossible temperature gradients are addressed to
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Meeting on Modelling of Material Processing with Lasers (M4PL15)
Place of PublicationIgls/Innsbruck, Austria
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2000
Event15th meeting on modelling of material processing with lasers (M4PL15) - Igls/Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 19 Jan 200021 Jan 2000


Conference15th meeting on modelling of material processing with lasers (M4PL15)
Other19-21 January 2000


  • METIS-145081
  • IR-79839

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