METHOD OF THERMAL ELASTIC-PLASTIC ANALYSIS. PART 1 THERMAL STRESS ANALYSIS BASED ON FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

Many papers concerned with thermal stress problems have been published. Recently the finite element method having widely been developed, the application of the method to thermal stress problems seems to be practical. However, there are some difficulties in welding thermal stress problems due to the fact that temperature dependence of material properties must be taken into consideration as the material is subjected to high temperature. In this paper, special regards are paid to the fact that Young's modulus and coefficient of thermal expansion in elastic region and yield stress in plastic region are temperature dependent. And a general method to solve the thermal elastic-plastic problems is shown by using the incremental technique. In elastic range, stress-strain relation in which temperature dependence of material properties is considered, can be obtained by taking derivative of the generalized Hooke's law with respect to time. In plastic range, stress-strain relation in which temperature dependence of yield stress is taken into consideration, can also be obtained and the relation coincides with the so-called D sub p matrix shown by Yamada, et al. As numerical examples, some typical thermal elastic-plastic problems are solved by the above-mentioned method and the results obtrained are quite satisfactory.

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    • From Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Volume 15 (1977). Available from MRIS at $1.50 plus $0.10 a page.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects of Japan

    23 Shiba-kotohiracho, Minato-ku
    Tokyo 135,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Fujita, Y
    • NOMOTO, T
    • Sato, K
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM