On thermodynamic potentials in thermoelasticity under small strain and finite thermal perturbation assumptions

Djaffar Boussaa 1
1 M&S - Matériaux et Structures
LMA - Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique [Marseille]
Abstract : Expressions for thermodynamic potentials (internal energy, Helmholtz energy, Gibbs energy and enthalpy) of a thermoelastic material are developed under the assumption of small strains and finite changes in the thermal variable (temperature or entropy). The literature provides expressions for the Helmholtz energy in terms of strain and temperature, most often as expansions to the second order in strain and to a higher order in temperature changes, which ensures an affine stress-strain relation and a certain temperature dependence of the moduli of the material. Expressions are here developed for the four potentials in terms of all four possible pairs of independent variables. First, an expression is obtained for each potential as a quadratic function of its natural mechanical variable with coefficients depending on its natural thermal variable that are identified in terms of the moduli of the material. The form of the coefficients' dependence on the thermal variable is not specified beforehand so as to obtain the most general expressions compatible with an affine stress-strain relation. Then, from each potential expressed in terms of its natural variables, expressions are derived for the other three potentials in terms of these same variables using the Gibbs-Helmholtz equations. The paper provides a thermodynamic framework for the constitutive modeling of thermoelastic materials undergoing small strains but finite changes in the thermal variables, the properties of which are liable to depend on the thermal variables.
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Djaffar Boussaa. On thermodynamic potentials in thermoelasticity under small strain and finite thermal perturbation assumptions. International Journal of Solids and Structures, Elsevier, 2014, 51 (1), pp.26-34. ⟨10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.09.009⟩. ⟨hal-00938639⟩



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