Buoyancy-induced deformations in a compressible elastic solid Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Baldoni, F., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Baldoni, F||Rajagopal, KR

publication date

  • November 1996