Laser Heating - A Self Guided Tutorial

Model ID: 12317


This tutorial shows how to model transient heat conduction in a glass slab heated by a laser beam. The tutorial emphasizes on the use of functions to model the laser power as a body heat source. Several key design variables have been parameterized. Suggestions on meshing and solver settings are provided.

Three different modes of operation are investigated.

  • Stationary laser emitting constant power
  • Stationary laser emitting power pulses
  • Moving laser emitting constant power