IIUM Repository

Edge-cracked bimaterial systems under thermal heating

A. Rizk, Abd El-Fattah and Hrairi, Meftah (2009) Edge-cracked bimaterial systems under thermal heating. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46 (7-8). pp. 1648-1658. ISSN 0020-7683

[img] PDF (edge-cracked bimaterial) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (939kB) | Request a copy


The problem of thermoelastic edge-cracking in two-layered bimaterial systems subjected to convective heating is considered. The medium is assumed to be insulated on one surface and exposed to sudden convective heating on another surface containing the edge crack. It is known that, when a bimaterial system’s surface is heated, compressive stresses arise near the heating surface, forcing the crack surfaces together over a certain cusp-shaped contact length. It is also known that, for a cooled bimaterial systems surface, tensile stresses take place close to the cooling surface and tend to open the crack. So, the edge cracked heating surface problem is treated as an embedded crack with a smooth closure condition of the crack surfaces, with the crack contact length being an additional unknown variable. Superposition and uncoupled quasi-static thermoelasticity principles are adopted to formulate the problem. By using a Fourier integral transform technique, the mixed boundary value problem is reduced to a Cauchy type singular integral equation with an unknown function as the derivative of the crack surface displacement. The numerical results of the stress intensity factors for an edge crack and a crack terminating at the interface, are calculated and presented as a function of time, crack length, heat transfer coefficient, and thickness ratio for two different bimaterial systems, namely a stainless steel layer welded on ferritic steel and a ceramic layer coating on ferritic steel.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4980/6532
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermoelasticity; Bimaterial systems; Edge crack; Stress intensity factor
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Meftah Hrairi
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2011 10:49
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2011 10:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6532

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year