Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

47, 2, pp. 383-396, Warsaw 2009

Numerical simulation of thermal processes proceeding in a multi-layered film subjected to ultrafast laser heating

Ewa Majchrzak, Bohdan Mochnacki, Józef S. Suchy
In the paper, the mathematical model, numerical algorithm and examples of computations concerning thermal processes proceeding in a multi-layered thin film subjected to an ultrafast laser pulse are discussed. The equations describing a course of the analysed process correspond to the dual-phase-lag model and contain both the relaxation time $ \tau_q$ and additionally the thermalization time $ \tau_T$. At the stage of numerical simulation, the finite difference method has been used. The algorithm is based on an artificial decomposition of the domain considered, while common thermal interactions between successive layers are taken into account using conditions of heat flux and temperature continuity at points corresponding to internal boundaries (1D task has been considered).
Keywords: microscale heat transfer; thin films; laser pulse; numerical modelling