The Singularity in Multi-Material Wedges under Thermal Loading


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By employing the Stroh formalism for plane anisotropic thermoelasticity, closed-form solutions for the orders of stress and heat flux singularities of multi-material wedges have been obtained. Several different boundary conditions are considered in this paper such as insulated or isothermal as well as free-free or fixed-fixed or free-fixed or fixed-free wedge boundaries. The solutions show that the singular orders are influenced by the wedge configurations (n wedge angles), boundary conditions, elastic constants and heat conduction coefficients, but are independent of the thermal moduli.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 261-263)

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Kikuo Kishimoto, Masanori Kikuchi, Tetsuo Shoji and Masumi Saka




C. B. Hwu and W. J. Lee, "The Singularity in Multi-Material Wedges under Thermal Loading", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 261-263, pp. 345-350, 2004

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April 2004




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