Thermal Analysis of Plates with Circular Inclusions
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A least square boundary point matching method is employed to determine the temperature distributions and deformations of rectangular plates with circular elastic inclusions. Solutions for two problems have been obtained. The first problem is concerned with the determination of the temperature distribution in a finite rectangular plate having a circular inclusion and subjected to prescribed temperature distribution and thermal conditions along the edges. The plate is heated uniformly through the thickness. The second problem is concerned with the deflection and moment distribution in the same plate model with simply supported edges and prescribed temperature variation across the thickness but not temperature variation over the plate surface. Numerical results are presented.