Boundary layers in finite thermoelasticity Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, we study inhomogeneous deformations within the context of finite thermoelasticity with a view towards highlighting the developments of "boundary layer" like structures. We find that such structures manifest themselves by virtue of the material's ability to shear soften or shear stiffen. When the material moduli depend both on the temperature and the stretch, their effects can either reinforce or mitigate one another, thereby leading to the accentuation or annihilation of the boundary layer structure. © 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 24

publication date

  • January 1994