Study of Polymer Matrix Degradation Behavior in CFRP Short Pulsed Laser Processing
AbstractShort pulsed laser is preferred to avoid the thermal damage in processing the heat sensitive material, such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). In this paper, a numerical model capturing both the material ablation and polymer matrix pyrolysis processes in pulsed laser processing is established. The effect of laser pulse length from ns order to μs order is studied. It was found that with shorter pulse length, ablation depth is increased and heat affected zone is remarkably reduced. Moreover the pyrolysis gas transport analysis shows that shorter pulse length results in a larger internal pressure. At pulse length in ns order, maximum pressure as high as hundreds of times atmospheric pressure in CFRP could be produced and leads to mechanical erosion of material. The predicted ablation depth of a single short laser pulse conforms well to the experiment result of the CFRP laser milling experiment. View Full-Text
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Xu, H.; Hu, J. Study of Polymer Matrix Degradation Behavior in CFRP Short Pulsed Laser Processing. Polymers 2016, 8, 299.
Xu H, Hu J. Study of Polymer Matrix Degradation Behavior in CFRP Short Pulsed Laser Processing. Polymers. 2016; 8(8):299.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Hebing; Hu, Jun. 2016. "Study of Polymer Matrix Degradation Behavior in CFRP Short Pulsed Laser Processing." Polymers 8, no. 8: 299.
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