Thermal analysis of laser drilling process

Bekir Sami Yilbas*

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations


In laser drilling process, the material removal involves with evaporation at the surface, liquid ejection, and solid heating. However, liquid ejection vanishes for the lasers with the pulse length within the rage and higher than the nanoseconds. However, in drilling applications mass removal by liquid ejection is desirable because the rate of material removed becomes high. Analytical modeling the laser heating process in relation to drilling is difficult, since process involves with the phase change and fluid flow due to the evaporation at the surface. However, numerical modeling is feasible with some useful assumptions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages46
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2013, The Author(s).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Engineering


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