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  • The thermomechanical response of a uniaxial bar with thermoviscoplastic constitution is predicted herein using the finite element method. After a brief review of the governing field equations, variational principles are constructed for the onedimensional conservation of momentum and energy equations. These equations are coupled in that the temperature field affects the displacements and vice versa. Due to the differing physical nature of the temperature and displacements, firstorder and secondorder elements are utilized for these variables, respectively. The resulting semidiscretized equations are then discretized in time using finite differencing. This is accomplished by Euler's method, which is utilized due to the stiff nature of the constitutive equations. The model is utilized in conjunction with stressstrain relations developed by Bodner and Partom to predict the axial temperature field in a bar subjected to cyclic mechanical end displacements and temperature boundary conditions. It is found that spacial and time variation of the temperature field is significantly affected by the boundary conditions. The nomenclature used is given in an Appendix. Copyright 1986 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

published proceedings

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Allen, D. H.

publication date

  • January 1, 1986 11:11 AM