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The purpose of this work is to study the influence of surface tension Marangoni flows on the shape and depth of laser-melted pools. A two-dimensional transient computer program has been developed which models the depths and flows of molten layers produced when a high energy beam strikes the surface of a material. The model is based on the finite volume method, which solves the coupled transient equations of motion and energy for a 2D axi-symmetric geometry.

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Authors: TSOTRIDIS G, JRC Petten (NL);ROTHER H, JRC Petten (NL);HONDROS E D, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Examples of the European Expertise in the Computer Simulation of Solidification and Casting (1992) D-2
Record Number: 199310904 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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