Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

38, 2, pp. 271-284, Warsaw 2000

Damage effect on thermo-mechanical fields in a mid-thick plate

Artur Ganczarski, Jacek Skrzypek
The paper aims at the analysis of damage mechanisms and its influence on heat flow in a mid-thick Reissner's plate. Adapting the concept of thermo-damage coupling in continuum damage mechanics, the following two 2D coupled problems are formulated: heat transfer through nonhomogeneous partly damaged material and Reissner's membrane-plate made of aluminium alloy, subjected to brittle damage resulting from mechanical and thermal loadings.
Keywords: continuum damage; heat transref; Reissner's plate