A Combined Boundary and Finite Element Implementation for Axisymmetric Thermoelasticity

  • T. J. Rudolphi
  • W. Lohmar
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Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The boundary integral equations pertaining to the whole or a portion of an axi-symmetric solid are converted to finite-element-type equations and subsequently assembled into the system stiffness equations along with similar boundary-type elements or axi-symmetric finite elements. The algorithms for incorporating a mixture of both element types were developed and merged into a standard finite element program. The method was implemented so that the usual linear and quadratic finite elements can be arbitrarily intermixed with general shaped, boundary-integral, formulated elements, including exterior or infinite elements. The thermoelastic stresses may be determined within all element types and on the periphery of the boundary elements.


Boundary Element Method Boundary Integral Equation Circumferential Stress Infinite Element Finite Element Implementation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Rudolphi
    • 1
  • W. Lohmar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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