Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 229–245 | Cite as

On the use of incomplete constitutive information in thermoelasticity

  • Henry J. Petroski


The extent to which non-linear thermoelastic constitutive data may be determined by controllable states is delineated, and thermomechanical states that may be analyzed completely with such incomplete data are catalogued. These include non-homogeneous finite deformations coupled with quite general temperature fields in plane, cylindrical and spherical geometries. Two problems involving the states are worked out as examples.


Neural Network Complex System Nonlinear Dynamics Temperature Field Electromagnetism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry J. Petroski
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  1. 1.Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering MechanicsThe University of Texas at AustinUSA

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