Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Fourth Edition by T.H.G. Megson

By T.H.G. Megson

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42) may now be modified to include the contribution of thermal strain. Therefore, by comparison with Eq. e. 6 A composite bar of length L has a central core of copper loosely inserted in a sleeve of steel; the ends of the steel and copper are attached to each other by rigid plates. If the bar is subjected to a temperature rise T determine the stress in the steel and in the copper and the extension of the composite bar. The copper core has a Young’s modulus Ec , a cross-sectional area Ac and a coefficient of linear expansion αc ; the corresponding values for the steel are Es , As and αs .

6) for a two-dimensional system) satisfy the requirements of equilibrium at all internal points of the body. Equilibrium must also be satisfied at all positions on the boundary of the body where the components of the surface force per unit area are X, Y and Z. The triangular element of Fig. 7 at the boundary of a two-dimensional body of unit thickness is then in equilibrium under the action of surface forces on the elemental length AB of the boundary and internal forces on internal faces AC and CB.

The mechanical strain produced by the axial force is therefore just large enough to offset the thermal strain due to the temperature change making the total strain zero. In general terms the total strain, ε, is the sum of the mechanical and thermal strains. 56) In the case where the bar is returned to its original length or if the bar had not been allowed to expand at all the total strain is zero and from Eq. 42) may now be modified to include the contribution of thermal strain. Therefore, by comparison with Eq.

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