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By Roxana Pohlmann

solid mechanicsNURBSthermal

This example considers the thermal deformation of a hollow cylinder. First, a heat problem is solved, where the temperature from the boundary diffuses into the inner cylinder. The solution to this problem is used as the initial temperature in a linear thermoelastic problem. As the resulting temperature - a homogeneous field - is known, the temperature equation does not need to be solved. More information regarding the theory of elasticity and thermoelasticity can be found in, for example, "Elasticity - Theory, Applications and Numerics" by M. Sadd