Thermally induced deformations of composite tubes subjected to a nonuniform heat source

Eraslan A.

JOURNAL OF THERMAL STRESSES, vol.26, no.2, pp.167-193, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01495730390174368
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-193
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Analytical solutions are obtained for thermally induced axisymmetric elastic and elastic-plastic deformations in nonuniform heat-generating composite tubes with fixed ends. Thermoelastic solutions are obtained using four different boundary conditions: (i) free, (ii) radially constrained and free, (iii) free and pressurized, (iv) free and radially constrained. Elastic-plastic solutions are obtained for a composite tube having free inner and radially constrained outer boundaries using Tresca's yield condition and its associated flow rule. The first two stages of elastic-plastic deformations are studied considering nonlinearly hardening, linearly hardening, and perfectly plastic material behavior. The theory developed is illustrated in several numerical examples.