Accession Number:

ADA591225

Title:

Laser-Induced Temperature Rise in a Composite Sandwich Structure

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

We investigate the transient temperature rise in a composite sandwich structure induced by a stationary, dithering, or rotating laser beam. We restrict our study to the composite sandwich structure with carbon fiber as skin materials and honeycomb as core materials. Our numerical simulations indicate that the maximum temperature rise behaves as a quadratic function of the reciprocal of the skin thickness or the effective beam size.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE