The accurate information of the thermal stresses and temperature in isotropic elastic solids is the key for many engineering applications. At present the classical linear coupled theory of thermoelasticity deduced with the assumptions of small temperature changes is widely used to solve the thermoelastic problems in engineering. In this paper, to describe the thermoelastic behavior in isotropic solids undergoing large temperature changes more accurately, the novel coupled models of thermoelasticity and the corresponding finite element models have been presented explicitly and validated by experimental measurement. The effect of large temperature changes on the solutions of thermoelastic problems is discussed. For the heat transfer process, if the isotropic elastic solids will expand when heated and contract when cooled and the condition [Formula presented]·[Formula presented]−[Formula presented]α<0 can be met in the context of small deformations, the effect of large temperature changes can be regarded as increasing the specific heat. The proposed models are applied to solve two thermoelastic problems. From the obtained numerical results, the effect of large temperature changes will increase with the amplitude of temperature change and may be considerably even when the temperature changes slowly.
|Journal||International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Oct|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes