Laser cutting of small diameter hole in aluminum foam


Yilbas B. S. , Akhtar S. S. , KELEŞ Ö.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, cilt.79, ss.101-111, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 79
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00170-015-6789-8
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.101-111

Özet

Laser cutting of a small diameter hole into aluminum foam is carried out, and thermal stress field developed in the cutting section is examined incorporating the finite element code. Laser cutting experiments are conducted to examine the morphological changes in the cut sections through using scanning electron microscope, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. It is found that von Mises stress attains high values in the region where the temperature gradient is high. The slow cooling of the last cut region in the hole circumference suppresses the stress level in this region. Holes cut are parallel sided and free from defects such as sideway burning and large burr formation.