Numerical simulations of the thermoelastic response of a microstructured material on a thermal loading are performed in the one-dimensional setting to examine the influence of temperature gradient effects at the microstructure level predicted by the thermoelastic description of microstructured solids (Berezovski et al. in J. Therm. Stress. 34:413–430, 2011). The system of equations consisting of a hyperbolic equation of motion, a parabolic macroscopic heat conduction equation, and a hyperbolic evolution equation for the microtemperature is solved by a finite-volume numerical scheme. Effects of microtemperature gradients exhibit themselves on the macrolevel due to the coupling of equations of the macromotion and evolution equations for macro- and microtemperatures.
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Estonian Science Foundation (grant No. 8702)
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Berezovski, A., & Berezovski, M. (2013). Influence of Microstructure on Thermoelastic Wave Propagation. Acta Mechanica, 224(11). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00707-013-0884-4