Thermoelastic response of a one-dimensional semi-infinite rod heated by a moving laser pulse

Yuxin Sun, Jingxuan Ma, Xin Wang, Ai Kah Soh, Jialing Yang

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In the present study, thermoelastic behavior of a semi-infinite rod, which is subjected to a time exponentially decaying laser pulse, is formulated. The rod is free at the left end and the laser pulse moves along the axial direction from the left end. The non-Fourier effect of the heat conduction equation is considered and the Laplace transformation method is employed in solving the governing equations. The temperature, displacement, strain, and stress in the rod are derived and the distributions of the parameters at different positions are analyzed. Also the influence of the laser speed is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-959
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


  • Laser pulse
  • Movable heat source
  • Non-Fourier effect
  • Semi-infinite rod
  • Thermoelastic response

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