Thermal Stress

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

thermal stress 2Thermal stress, abbreviated as \( \sigma \) (Greek symbol sigma), is resulting from non uniform distribution of temperature.


thermal Stress formula

\(\large{ \sigma = \alpha \; E \; \Delta T   }\)   


 Units English Metric
\(\large{ \sigma }\)  (Greek symbol sigma) = thermal stress \(\large{\frac{lbf}{in^2}}\) \(\large{Pa}\)
\(\large{ E }\) = elastic modulus \(\large{\frac{lbf}{in^2}}\) \(\large{Pa}\)
\(\large{ \Delta T }\) = temperature differential \(\large{F}\) \(\large{C}\)
\(\large{ \alpha }\)  (Greek symbol alpha) = thermal expansion coefficient \(\large{\frac{in}{in-F}}\) \(\large{\frac{mm}{mm-C}}\)


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