Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

50, 2, pp. 399-422, Warsaw 2012

Thermoelastic disturbances in a transversely isotropic half-space due to thermal point load

Kishori L. Verma
The objective of this paper is to study disturbances due to thermal point load in a homogeneous transversely isotropic half-space in generalized thermoelasticity. A combination of the Fourier and Hankel transform technique is applied to obtain the solutions to governing equations. Cagniared's technique is used to invert the transformed solutions for small times. Theoretically obtained results, for temperature, stresses are computed numerically for a zinc material. It is found that variations in stresses and temperature are more prominent at small times and decrease with passage of time. Theg results obtained theoretically are represented graphically at different values of thermal relaxation times.
Keywords: transversely isotropic; generalized thermoelasticity; Cagniard technique; thermal point load