A symplectic analytical singular element for steady-state thermal conduction with singularities in composite structures

Hu, X. F. and Gao, H. Y. and Yao, W. A. and Yang, S. T. (2016) A symplectic analytical singular element for steady-state thermal conduction with singularities in composite structures. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, 70 (5). pp. 406-419. ISSN 1521-0626

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    Abstract

    In modern design of composite structures, multiple materials with different properties are bound together. Accurate prediction of the strength of the interface between different materials, especially with the existence of cracks under thermal loading, is demanded in engineering. To this end, detailed knowledge on the distribution of temperature and heat flux is required. This study conducts a systematical investigation on the cracks terminated at material interface under steady-state thermal conduction. A new symplectic analytical singular element is constructed for the numerical modeling. Combining the proposed element with conventional finite elements, the generalized flux intensity factors can be solved accurately.