Fully coupled peridynamic thermomechanics

Selda Oterkus, Erdogan Madenci, Abigail Agwai

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This study concerns the derivation of the coupled peridynamic (PD) thermomechanics equations based on thermodynamic considerations. The generalized peridynamic model for fully coupled thermomechanics is derived using the conservation of energy and the free-energy function. Subsequently, the bond-based coupled PD thermomechanics equations are obtained by reducing the generalized formulation. These equations are also cast into their nondimensional forms. After describing the numerical solution scheme, solutions to certain coupled thermomechanical problems with known previous solutions are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Coupled
  • Deformation
  • Peridynamics
  • Thermal
  • Thermomechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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