In the usual thermal stress analysis of a body, the stresses are found for a predetermined temperature distribution. In problems involving composite materials, thermal contact resistance between materials can significantly affect the temperature distribution. The contact resistance is normally a function of the contact pressure and thermally induced stresses can affect the temperature distribution. Thus in composite bodies the thermal stress problem and the heat transfer problem may be coupled and require a simultaneous solution of both problems.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Patel, Dhruvkumar S., "Analytical Study of Heat Conduction and Thermal Stress in Solids with Pressure Dependent Contact Resistance" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 7167.
Heat — Transmission, Solids, Strains and stresses