The development of volumetric failure in silicate glasses and polymers under the action of laser radiation

  • A. A. Orlov
  • P. I. Ulyakov


A investigation was made of volumetric failure in silicate glasses K-8 and F-5 and in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and the energy-time characteristics were recorded for the start of the stage of the formation of damage in these materials due to a laser beam. The article discusses a model of the failure of silicate glasses as a result of the absorption of light at microdefects, as well as a model of the formation of cracks from high-temperature sites in polymers, taking account of the durability of the material. An evaluation is made of the power density q and the energy ɛ in the proposed mechanisms for the failure of transparent dielectrics.


Radiation Polymer Mathematical Modeling Silicate Mechanical Engineer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Orlov
    • 1
  • P. I. Ulyakov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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