Pinkerton, A J and Li, L (2004) Modelling powder concentration distribution from a coaxial deposition nozzle for laser-based rapid tooling. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 126 (1). pp. 33-41. ISSN 1087-1357Full text not available from this repository.
Direct laser deposition is a solid freeform fabrication process that is capable of producing fully dense components with full structural integrity and is greatly enhanced by. the use of an onmidirectional coaxial powder nozzle to supply the build material. In order to optimize the technique, accurate control of the two critical operational parameters of material feed rate and incident laser power intensity is necessary. Both parameters are affected by the axial powder stream concentration between the nozzle and the deposition point. In this work, a mathematical model for the powder concentration distribution is developed and the results from it compared with an experimental investigation using optical and image analysis techniques. The two show good agreement. The application of the model to the evaluation of nozzle geometry and the calculation of laser beam attenuation are demonstrated.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering|
|Deposited On:||04 Nov 2012 17:28|
|Last Modified:||26 Aug 2016 01:18|
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