Generalized thermoelastic interactions due to an inclined load at a two-temperature half-space
The article presents a two-temperature theory to study the thermally insulated stress-free surface of a thermoelastic solid half-space due to an inclined load. The inclined load is a linear combination of a normal load and a tangential load. The normal mode analysis has been employed to solve the present problem. Variations of conductive and thermodynamic temperatures, displacements, and stresses distributions with the horizontal distance have been presented graphically. Some comparisons have been made to estimate the effects due to the two-temperature parameter and the inclination angle on the field quantities. Results of earlier works have been deduced from the present investigation as special cases.
Keywords: thermoelasticity, conductive and thermodynamic temperatures, half-space, inclined load