We present a length-dependent model for the thermomechanical response of ceramics through a concurrent multiscale scheme that accounts for: (i) the locally varying values of the sub-grain thermal conductivity tensor due to the interaction of phonons with microstructural features such as grain boundaries, and (ii) a continuum model of thermal stresses that explicitly resolves the polycrystalline structure of the material. At the sub-grain level, we compute the values of the thermal conductivity tensor using the Boltzmann transport equation under the relaxation time approximation. At the continuum level, the polycrystalline structure of the specimen is resolved explicitly by a finite element mesh and the texture of the polycrystal is assumed to be given. At this level, we adopt a Fourier model of heat conduction which utilizes values of thermal conductivity obtained at the lower scale. The mechanical response of the grains is modeled as elastic and anisotropic. The capabilities of the model are demonstrated through a series of examples, which highlight the potential of our approach for designing materials with improved thermomechanical response.
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids – Elsevier
Published: Sep 1, 2015
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera