Coupled Thermoelasticity in a Composite Half-Space

  title={Coupled Thermoelasticity in a Composite Half-Space},
  author={William J. Parnell},
The problem of fully coupled thermoelasticity in a composite half-space is considered where the composite has variations in its physical properties in one direction only. The resulting one dimensional problem thus depends on the so called microscale of the composite. Homogenization of the fully coupled theory provides the leading order system of coupled equations (independent of the microscale) together with the effective physical properties of the thermoelastic medium. In particular the… CONTINUE READING