Design for Thermal Stresses

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 7, 2011 - Science - 528 pages
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The tools engineers need for effective thermal stress design

Thermal stress concerns arise in many engineering situations, from aerospace structures to nuclear fuel rods to concrete highway slabs on a hot summer day. Having the tools to understand and alleviate these potential stresses is key for engineers in effectively executing a wide range of modern design tasks.

Design for Thermal Stresses provides an accessible and balanced resource geared towards real-world applications. Presenting both the analysis and synthesis needed for accurate design, the book emphasizes key principles, techniques, and approaches for solving thermal stress problems. Moving from basic to advanced topics, chapters cover:

  • Bars, beams, and trusses from a "strength of materials" perspective

  • Plates, shells, and thick-walled vessels from a "theory of elasticity" perspective

  • Thermal buckling in columns, beams, plates, and shells

Written for students and working engineers, this book features numerous sample problems demonstrating concepts at work. In addition, appendices include important SI units, relevant material properties, and mathematical functions such as Bessel and Kelvin functions, as well as characteristics of matrices and determinants required for designing plates and shells. Suitable as either a working reference or an upper-level academic text, Design for Thermal Stresses gives students and professional engineers the information they need to meet today's thermal stress design challenges.


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Thermal Stresses in Bars
Thermal Bending
Thermal Stresses in Trusses
Plane Stress
Bending Thermal Stresses in Plates
Thermal Stresses in Shells
ThickWalled Cylinders and Spheres
Thermoelastic Stability
Preferred Prefixes in the SI System
Basic Equations of Thermoelasticity


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Randall F. Barron is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. He received his BS in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and his MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of three college-level textbooks: Cryogenic Systems, Cryogenic Heat Transfer, and Industrial Noise Control and Acoustics.

Brian R. Barron is a lecturer in mathematics and statistics at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. He received his BS degree in mathematics education from Louisiana Tech University, his MDiv from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, and his MS in mathematics and PhD in computational analysis and modeling from Louisiana Tech University.

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