A Relationship between Thermal Diffusivity and Finite Deformation in Polymers
Authors: Wang, Y.; Wright, N.
Source: International Journal of Thermophysics, Volume 26, Number 6, November 2005 , pp. 1849-1859(11)
Abstract:The thermal diffusivity of elastomers (i.e., rubber-like materials) can change substantially with elastic finite deformation. Initially isotropic elastomers may be thermally anisotropic when deformed. Data from several experimental studies demonstrate significant changes in the thermal conductivity or diffusivity tensor with finite deformation. Formulating the thermal diffusivity tensor and deformation in terms of the reference configuration may aid in the development of constitutive relations by use of material symmetry. Illustrated here is a relationship between the diffusivity and deformation of representative materials during uniaxial and equibiaxial deformation. Each component of the diffusivity tensor appears to be related to the deformation in the direction of the component only.
Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: November 2005