Buoyancy-induced deformations in a compressible elastic solid
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Given a rectangular slab of a purely elastic material (neo-Hookean) with different temperatures imposed on the lateral surfaces, it is shown, within the context of a linearized theory, that the resulting deformation field is, under suitable boundary conditions, virtually identical to its fluid-mechanical counterpart given by a rectangular trench filled with a Newtonian liquid. A second, more general analogy between problems involving buoyancy induced deformations and the classical theory of thin plates is also presented. Copyright © 1996 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
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Baldoni, F., & Rajagopal, K. R.