WIT Press


Thermoelastic Contact Problems Using BEM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON950361

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

636 kb

Author(s)

M.P. Alonso, J.A. Garrido & J. Vallepuga

Abstract

An iterative boundary integral numerical method for solving two dimensional thermoelastic contact problems with thermal resistance at the interface (imperfect contact) is developed. The considered boundary conditions include radiation and natural or forced convection at the free zones of both solids and convection processes in the separation regions between them (interstitial zones). 1 Introduction Sometimes, the thermal deformations that occur in any contact structure could modify the size of the common interfaces corresponding to the system of external forces. For that reason, a problem of analysis related to the unknown of the length of the contact zone is derived. On the other hand, the presence in this zone of a thermal resistance that depends on the local pressure i

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