Interfacial Stresses in Bimetal Thermostats

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E. Suhir

AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N. J. 07974

J. Appl. Mech 56(3), 595-600 (Sep 01, 1989) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3176133 History: Received March 07, 1988; Revised November 14, 1988; Online July 21, 2009


The magnitude and the distribution of the interfacial stresses in thermostat-like structures are determined on the basis of an elementary beam theory, with consideration of both the longitudinal and the transverse (“through-thickness”) interfacial compliances of the thermostat strips. The suggested approach is applicable, generally speaking, to any elongated lap shear assembly, subjected to thermal or external loading.

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