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Title

Incremental finite element equations for thermomechanical response of elastomers: effect of boundary conditions including contact

Authors

Authors

D. W. Nicholson;B. Lin

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Acta Mech.

Keywords

MATRIX; Mechanics

Abstract

The present investigation concerns the solution of nonlinear finite element equations by Newton iteration, for which the Jacobian matrix plays a central role. In earlier investigations [1], [2], a compact expression for the Jacobian matrix was derived for incremental finite element equations governing coupled thermomechanical response of near-incompressible elastomers. A fully Lagrangian formulation was adopted, with three important restrictions: (a) the traction and heat flux vectors were referred to the undeformed coordinates; (b) Fourier's law for heat conduction was expressed in terms of the undeformed coordinates; and (c) variable contact was not considered. In contrast, in the current investigation, the boundary conditions and Fourier's law of heat conduction are referred to the deformed coordinates, and variable thermomechanical contact is modeled. A thermohyperelastic constitutive equation introduced by the authors [3] is used and is specialized to provide a thermomechanical, near-incompressible counterpart of the two-term Mooney-Rivlin model. The Jacobian matrix is now augmented with several terms which are derived in compact form using Kronecker product notation. Calculations are presented on a confined rubber O-ring seal submitted to force and heat.

Journal Title

Acta Mechanica

Volume

128

Issue/Number

1-2

Publication Date

1-1-1998

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

81

Last Page

104

WOS Identifier

WOS:000072128800007

ISSN

0001-5970

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