RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

A Variational Principle for the Linear Coupled Thermoelastodynamic Analysis of Mechanism Systems

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C. K. Sung, B. S. Thompson, J. J. McGrath

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. 48824

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 106(3), 291-296 (Sep 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267410 History: Received June 13, 1984; Online November 19, 2009


A variational principle is presented which provides the basis for developing the equations governing the coupled thermoelastic response of planar flexible mechanism systems subjected to both mechanical and thermal loading. These systems are modeled as chains of continua with anisotropic elastic constitutive equations. By permitting arbitrary independent variations of the system parameters for each link, approximate equations of motion and boundary conditions may be systematically constructed. As an illustrative example, the derivation of the problem definition of a flexible connecting rod of a slider crank mechanism subjected to thermal shock is presented.

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