Analysis and design of thermo-mechanical interfaces

K. Dems, Z. Mróz
2012 Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences  
Abstract. An elastic structure subjected to thermal and mechanical loading with prescribed external boundary and varying internal interface is considered. The different thermal and mechanical nature of this interface is discussed, since the interface form and its properties affect strongly the structural response. The first-order sensitivities of an arbitrary thermal and mechanical behavioral functional with respect to shape and material properties of the interface are derived using the direct
more » ... d using the direct or adjoint approaches. Next the relevant optimality conditions are formulated. Some examples illustrate the applicability of proposed approach to control the structural response due to applied thermal and mechanical loads.
doi:10.2478/v10175-012-0027-4 fatcat:qpftasa2hnfwxib56kmqvhe3ya