Two factors influencing temperature distributions and thermal stresses in structures

William A. Brooks, Jr, George E. Griffith, Kurt H. Strass
naca-tn-4052
Jun 1957


The influence of joint conductivity and internal radiation on temperature distribution and thermal stresses has been discussed. Joints of poor conductivity can occur in normal fabrication procedure and greatly alter temperature distributions and increase thermal stresses. On the other hand, internal radiation tends to make the temperature distributions more uniform and thereby relieves thermal stress.

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