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Hygrothermoelasticity

  • G. C. Sih
  • J. G. Michopoulos
  • S. C. Chou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. G. C. Sih, J. G. Michopoulos, S. C. Chou
    Pages 1-16
  3. G. C. Sih, J. G. Michopoulos, S. C. Chou
    Pages 17-45
  4. G. C. Sih, J. G. Michopoulos, S. C. Chou
    Pages 47-88
  5. G. C. Sih, J. G. Michopoulos, S. C. Chou
    Pages 89-141
  6. G. C. Sih, J. G. Michopoulos, S. C. Chou
    Pages 143-158
  7. G. C. Sih, J. G. Michopoulos, S. C. Chou
    Pages 159-180
  8. G. C. Sih, J. G. Michopoulos, S. C. Chou
    Pages 181-235
  9. G. C. Sih, J. G. Michopoulos, S. C. Chou
    Pages 237-253
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 255-260

About this book

Introduction

This book contains results of more than a decade's effort on coupled deformation and diffusion obtained in research performed at the Institute of Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Lehigh University. Despite the overwhelming number of theories on this subject, little is known on the assessment of coupling effects because of the inherent difficulties associated with experimentation. A case in point is couple thermoelasticity, a theory that has remained virtually unused in practice. This is indicative of the inadequacy of conventional approaches. The interdependence of heat, moisture and deformation arises in many engineer­ ing problems of practical interest. Whether these effects are coupled or not depend on the transient character of the boundary conditions. Special attention is given to finding the coupling constants. Invoked is the assumption that the physical parameters should be independent of the specified boundary conditions. They can thus be extracted from known experimental data for situations where coupling effects are relatively weak and then applied to predict strong coupling effects as boundary conditions are altered. This is illustrated for the T300/5208 material commonly used in composites and permits a more reliable evaluation of material behaving under extreme environmental conditions. The lack of this knowledge can often be a major deterrent to the achievement of new technological advances. The reader will recognize that the material in this book does not follow the main stream of research on moisture-temperature diffusion and deformation.

Keywords

composite deformation elasticity liquid thermodynamics thermoelasticity

Editors and affiliations

  • G. C. Sih
    • 1
  • J. G. Michopoulos
    • 1
  • S. C. Chou
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Fracture and Solid MechanicsLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Materials Technology LaboratoryU.S. ArmyWatertownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4418-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8466-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4418-3
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