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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 31, Issue 6, Pages 329-337

Thermoelasticity without energy dissipation for initially stressed bodies

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Alabama State University, Montgomery 36104, AL, USA

Received 12 November 2001

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Thermoelastic equations without energy dissipation are formulated for a body which has previously received a large deformation and is at nonuniform temperature. A linear theory of thermoelasticity without energy dissipation for prestressed bodies is derived and the uniqueness theorem for a class of mixed initial-boundary value problems is established.