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Thermoelasticity with Finite Wave Speeds

Józef Ignaczak and Martin Ostoja-Starzewski


Generalized dynamic thermoelasticity is a vital area of research in continuum mechanics, free of the classical paradox of infinite propagation speeds of thermal signals in Fourier‐type heat conduction. Besides that paradox, the classical dynamic thermoelasticity theory offers either unsatisfactory or poor descriptions of a solid's response to a fast transient loading (say, due to short laser pulses) or at low temperatures. Several models were developed and intensively studied over the past four decades, and this book is the first monograph on the subject since the 1970s, aiming to provide a po ... More

Keywords: thermoelasticity, elastodynamics, wave propagation, hyperbolic PDEs, second sound, generalized thermoelasticity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199541645
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Józef Ignaczak, author
Professor Emeritus, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski, author
Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign