The first equation of g together with eqs f yields d

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Unformatted text preview: esulting expression for xy satisfies Eq. (b) and is identical with the result previously obtained. Method 3. The problem may be treated by superimposing the polynomials £ 2 and £ 4, a2 = c2 = a4 = b4 = c4 = e4 = 0 Thus, d4 3 xy 6 £ = £ 2 + £ 4 = b2xy + The corresponding stress components are x = d4xy, y = 0, xy = - b2 - d4 2 y 2 It is seen that the foregoing satisfies the second condition of Eqs. (a). The first of Eqs. (a) leads to d4 = - 2b2/h2. We then obtain xy = - b2 ¢ 1 - y2 h2 ≤ which when substituted into condition (b) results in b2 = - 3P/4ht = Ph2/2I. As before, xy is as given in Eqs. (3.21). Observe that the stress distribution obtained is the same as that found by employing the elementary theory. If the boundary forces result in a stress distribution as indicated in Fig. 3.5b, the solution is exact. Otherwise, the solution is not exact. In any case, recall, however, that Saint-Venant’s principle permits us to regard the result as quite accurate for sections away from the ends. Section 5.4 illustrates the determination of the displacement field after derivation of the curvature–moment relation. 3.7 THERMAL STRESSES Consider the consequences of increasing or decreasing the uniform temperature of an entirely unconstrained elastic body. The resultant expansion or contraction occurs in such a way as to cause a cubic element of the solid to remain cubic, while experiencing changes of length on each of its sides. Normal strains occur in each direction unaccompanied by normal stresses. In addition, there are neither shear strains nor shear stresses. If the body is heated in such a way as to produce a nonuniform temperature field, or if the thermal expansions are prohibited from 108 Chapter 3 Two-Dimensional Problems in Elasticity ch03.qxd 12/20/02 7:20 AM Page 109 taking place freely because of restrictions placed on the boundary even if the temperature is uniform, or if the material exhibits anisotropy in a uniform temperature field, thermal stresses will occur. The effects of such stresses can be severe, especially since the most adverse thermal environments are often associated with design requirements involving unusually stringent constraints as to weight and volume. This is especially true in aerospace applications, but is of considerable importance, too, in many everyday machine design applications. Solution of thermal stress problems requires reformulation of the stress–strain relationships accomplished by superposition of the strain attributable to stress and that due to temperature. For a change in temperature T(x, y), the change of length, L, of a small linear element of length L in an unconstrained body is L = LT. Here , usually a positive number, is termed the coefficient of linear thermal expansion. The thermal strain t associated with the free expansion at a point is then t T = (3.22) The total x and y strains, x and y, are obtained by adding to the thermal strains of the type described, the strains due to stress resulting from external forces: x = 1 1 E y = 1 1 E xy = x - y2 + T y - x2 + T (3.23a) xy G In terms of strain components, these expressions become x = E 1- y = E 1- xy =G 2 2 1 1 x + y2 - ET 1- y + x2 - ET 1- (3.23b) xy Because free thermal expansion results in no angular distortion in an isotropic material, the shearing strain is unaffected, as indicated. Equations (3.23) represent modified strain–stress relations for plane stress. Similar expressions may be written for the case of plane strain. The differential equations of equilibrium (3.6) are based on purely mechanical considerations and are unchanged for thermoelasticity. The same is true of the strain–displacement relations (2.3) and the compatibility equation (3.8), which are geometrical in character. Thus, for given boundary conditions (expressed either as surface forces or displacements) and temperature distribution, thermoelasticity and ordinary elasticity differ only to the extent of the strain–stress relationship. By substituting the strains given by Eq. (3.23a) into the equation of compatibility (3.8), employing Eq. (3.6) as well, and neglecting body forces, a compatibility equation is derived in terms of stress: 3.7 Thermal Stresses 109 ch03.qxd 12/20/02 7:20 AM Page 110 ¢ 02 02 + 2 ≤1 0x2 0y + x y + ET2 = 0 (3.24) Introducing Eq. (3.13), we now have §4 £ + E §2 T = 0 (3.25) This expression is valid for plane strain or plane stress provided that the body forces are negligible. It has been implicit in treating the matter of thermoelasticity as a superposition problem that the distribution of stress or strain plays a negligible role in influencing the temperature field [Refs. 3.4 and 3.5]. This lack of coupling enables the temperature field to be determined independently of any consideration of stress or strain. If the effect of the temperature distribution on material properties cannot be disregarded, the equations become coupled and analytical solutions are significantly more complex, occupying an area of considerable interest and importance. Numerical solutions can, however, be obtained...
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