Propagation of infinitesimal thermo-mechanical waves during the finite-deformation loading of a viscoelastic material: General theory

Lili Zhang, Mehrdad Negahban

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Abstract

We study the theory of propagation of infinitesimal thermo-mechanical waves in a special class of nonlinear viscoelastic materials under homogeneous and inhomogeneous finite static and time-varying deformations. These results are based on a thermodynamically consistent finite-deformation nonlinear viscoelastic model that reduces to a general linear viscoelastic model of integral form. On a thermo-mechanically deforming body, we impose a thermo-mechanical perturbation history and obtain the equations to solve for the perturbation parameters from the constitutive model and the balance laws. We use these equations to study the characteristics of different perturbations. We develop the special equations for both time-harmonic and time-damping plane waves for homogeneous pre-loads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1143-1176
Number of pages34
JournalZeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Anisotropy
  • Inhomogeneity
  • Integral model
  • Nonlinear viscoelasticity
  • Thermo-mechanical superposition
  • Thermo-mechanical wave
  • Wave propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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