Thermoelastic stress field in a piece-wise homogeneous domain under non-uniform temperature using a coupled boundary and finite element method

I. Guven, E. Madenci

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Abstract

This study concerns the development of a coupled finite element-boundary element analysis method for the solution of thermoelastic stresses in a domain composed of dissimilar materials with geometric discontinuities. The continuity of displacement and traction components is enforced directly along the interfaces between different material regions of the domain. The presence of material and geometric discontinuities are included in the formulation explicitly. The unknown interface traction components are expressed in terms of unknown interface displacement components by using the boundary element method for each material region of the domain. Enforcing the continuity conditions leads to a final system of equations containing unknown interface displacement components only. With the solution of interface displacement components, each region has a complete set of boundary conditions, thus leading to the solution of the remaining unknown boundary quantities. The concepts developed for the BEM formulation of a domain with dissimilar regions is employed in the finite element-boundary element coupling procedure. Along the common boundaries of FEM-BEM regions, stresses from specific BEM regions are first expressed in terms of interface displacements, then integrated and lumped at the nodal points of the common FEM-BEM boundary so that they are treated as boundary conditions in the analysis of FEM regions along the common FEM-BEM boundary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-403
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2003

Keywords

  • Coupled BEM-FEM
  • Dissimilar
  • Non-uniform
  • Temperature
  • Thermoelastic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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