Michael F. Modest

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In this study, density, specific heat, thermal conductivity, and thermal diffusivity were measured experimentally along the lengths of human cadaveric femora. Fresh and dry bone samples were selected from both male and female specimens, and for different age groups varying between 44 and 73 years old. Measured values for specific heat vary between 1.14 and(More)
This paper describes the laser cutting and the amount of laser energy needed to remove a unit mass of compact or cancellous human cadaveric bones ("heat-of-removal") by using a CO2 laser. Data are collected under different operating conditions, such as laser power, scanning speed, and lens focusing for fresh and fixed human bones from male and female femora(More)
A three-dimensional conduction model has been developed to predict the transient temperature distribution inside a thick solid that is irradiated by a moving laser source, and the changing shape of a groove carved into it by evaporation of material. The laser may operate in CW or in pulsed mode with arbitrary temporal as well as spatial intensity(More)
A new apparatus to measure spectral,<directional reflectivities of solids for temperatures up to 1100 °C is developed. Reflectivities of two ceramic materials, silicon nitride (Si(3)N(4)) and silicon carbide α-SiC, are measured at wavelengths between 9 and 11 µm (the operating range of tunable CO(2) lasers) for various temperatures, angles of incidence, and(More)
This work presents an OpenFOAM implementation of the P N approximation for radiative heat transfer, including higher orders P 3 , P 5 , and P 7. Also described is a procedure which enables the sequential numerical computations of the coupled partial differential equations (PDEs) by re-expressing the boundary conditions in matrix form so that individual(More)
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