Heating with a Moving Laser
Application ID: 699
Lasers are commonly used to achieve precision heating or welding. The beam often moves over the surface of the substrate.
One difficulty with modeling a laser heat source is the fact that the beam is very narrow (nm-mm). Another is that the laser has a certain penetration depth which may be important.
The purpose of this model is to demonstrate how to model a moving depth-distributed line heat source in COMSOL Multiphysics using a 3D-1D coupling.
The results show that the penetration depth plays an important role in the heating process.
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