Observation of Thermocapillary Effect in Gas -Assisted CO2 Laser Cutting of Steel

Dubrov, A.V.; Institute On Laser And Information Technology Of Russia Academy Of Science -ILIT RAS 1 Svyatoozerskaya St., Shatura, Moscow Region, 140700 Russia, Zavalov, Y.N.; Institute On Laser And Information Technology Of Russia Academy Of Science -ILIT RAS 1 Svyatoozerskaya St., Shatura, Moscow Region, 140700 Russia & Dubrov, V.D.; Institute On Laser And Information Technology Of Russia Academy Of Science -ILIT RAS 1 Svyatoozerskaya St., Shatura, Moscow Region, 140700 Russia
Investigations of melt’s dynamics have been performed with pyrometer in the gasjet-assisted CO2 laser cutting. Pyrometer consists of 4 sensors and local luminosity of metal melt has been measured precisely on different depth along front of cutting with long dimension resolution about 0.1 mm and with time resolution as short as 0.06 ms. The results of data processing of brightness temperature are reported for laser cutting of mild-steel plate 3 mm, 6 mm and 10...