Thermal stress analysis around a cavity on a bimetal

Tugba Baytak, Osman Bulut*

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The plates made of two materials joined to each other having the different coefficient of thermal expansions are frequently encountered in the industrial applications. The stress analysis of these members under the effect of high-temperature variation has great importance in design. In this study, the stress analysis of the experimental model developed for the problem considered here was performed by the method of photothermoelasticity. The thermal strains were formed by the mechanical way and these were fixed by the strain freezing method. For the stress measurements, the method of slicing is applied which provides three-dimensional stress analysis. The analytical solution in the literature was compared with the related stress distribution obtained from the model. Moreover, the axisymmetric finite element model developed for the problem was solved by ABAQUS and the results obtained here compared with those of the experimental model and the analytical solution. As a result of this study, this experimental method and numerical model can be used for these type of thermal stress problems which have not been comprehensively analyzed yet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalStructural Engineering and Mechanics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2019

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  • Coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Photothermoelasticity
  • Stress concentration factor
  • The finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Thermal stress analysis


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