Path planning strategies for laser line forming

Edward William Reutzel, Kevin Gombotz, Richard Martukanitz, Panagiotis Michaleris

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Abstract

Thermal-mechanical processing by laser radiation has been shown effective in forming plates into relatively complex shapes at economically supportable rates. While simulation models to predict deformation given a set of process parameters exist and continue to be improved, few attempts have been made to solve the so-called inverse problem. This inverse problem can be defined as determining the locations and processing parameters of the heating paths that will result in a desired deformation. The calculation of these heating paths is an under-constrained problem with essentially infinite potential solutions. Recent research efforts at several international institutions have provided various strategies for solving this problem. This paper discusses these strategies, as well as the most recent developments from the ongoing efforts at the Applied Research Laboratory and at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, both of Penn State University.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICALEO 2003 - 22nd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventICALEO 2003 - 22nd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - Jacksonville, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2003Oct 16 2003

Publication series

NameICALEO 2003 - 22nd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings

Other

OtherICALEO 2003 - 22nd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics
CountryUnited States
CityJacksonville, FL
Period10/13/0310/16/03

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Reutzel, E. W., Gombotz, K., Martukanitz, R., & Michaleris, P. (2003). Path planning strategies for laser line forming. In ICALEO 2003 - 22nd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings [106] (ICALEO 2003 - 22nd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings).