Thermo-elastic response of monolithic and composite plates to a thermal shock

J. M. Lefeuvre*, D. C. Dunand

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The thermo-mechanical behavior of thin plates subjected to a step-shaped heat flux is studied analytically and experimentally. First, closed-form solutions for temperature and curvature as a function of time are derived for orthotropic monolithic plates. Second, composite plates are modeled by using equivalent properties and by taking into account a non-uniform fiber distribution, which leads to a bilayer effect. Finally, experimental temperature and curvature measurements on unreinforced Ti-6Al-4V plates and Ti-6Al-4V plates reinforced with unidirectional SiC fibers are compared to these analytical predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-365
Number of pages15
JournalMechanics of Materials
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanics of Materials


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