The Determination of Stresses and Temperatures in Cooling Bodies by Finite Elements

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R. W. Lewis, B. R. Bass

Civil Engineering Department, University College of Swansea, Wales

J. Heat Transfer 98(3), 478-484 (Aug 01, 1976) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450579 History: Received January 12, 1976; Online August 11, 2010


This paper presents a finite element method for solving non-linear heat conduction and thermal stress problems. The nonlinearity is caused by the variation of thermo-physical and mechanical properties of the material with respect to temperature. The distribution of temperature and stress in a cooling body can be followed from the onset of solidification. The method is capable of handling complex geometries and initial non-linear boundary conditions.

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