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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2019, Article ID 8625371, 9 pages
Research Article

Effect of Variable Thermal Conductivity on the Generalized Thermoelasticity Problems in a Fiber-Reinforced Anisotropic Half-Space

School of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Li-Na Yu; nc.ude.ujt@aniluy

Received 23 April 2019; Accepted 28 July 2019; Published 3 September 2019

Academic Editor: Paweł Kłosowski

Copyright © 2019 Chun-Bao Xiong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Fiber-reinforced materials have widespread applications, which prompt the study of the effect of fiber reinforcement. Research studies have indicated that thermal conductivity cannot be considered as a constant, which is closely related to temperature change. Based on those studies, we investigate the fiber-reinforced generalized thermoelasticity problem under thermal stress, with the consideration of the effect of temperature-dependent variable thermal conductivity. The problem is assessed according to the L-S theory. A fiber-reinforced anisotropic half-space is selected as the research model, and a region of its surface is subjected to a transient thermal shock. The time-domain finite element method is applied to analyze the nonlinear problem and derives the governing equations. The nondimensional displacement, stress, and temperature of the material are obtained and illustrated graphically. The numerical results reveal that the variable conductivity significantly influences the distribution of the field quantities under the fiber-reinforced effect. And also, the boundary point of thermal shock is the most affected. The obtained results in this paper can be applied to design the fiber-reinforced anisotropic composites under thermal load to satisfy some particular engineering requirements.