Accession Number : AD0270542

Title :   CONSTITUTIVE EQUATIONS FOR THERMOVISCOELASTICITY

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : COWIN,STEPHEN C.

Report Date : OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Work on thermodynamics of elastic and viscoelastic media is presented. The internal energy of the medium is assumed to depend on entropy, specific volume, and elastic strains, and thermodynamically correct forms of the heat conduction and linear constitutive equations are obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELASTIC PROPERTIES, *THERMODYNAMICS, CONTINUUM MECHANICS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, IRREVERSIBLE PROCESSES, MOTION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, SOLIDS, STRESSES, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, THERMAL STRESSES, VISCOSITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE