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Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 3012949, 8 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3012949
Research Article

Numerical Analysis of Joule Heating Behavior and Residual Compressive Stress around Crack Tip under High Electric Load

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taishan, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Correspondence should be addressed to Thomas Jin-Chee Liu; wt.ude.tucm.liam@eehcnij

Received 20 July 2017; Accepted 14 September 2017; Published 19 October 2017

Academic Editor: Dimitrios E. Manolakos

Copyright © 2017 Thomas Jin-Chee Liu. 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.

Abstract

This paper discusses the Joule heating effect and residual compressive stress near the crack tip under the electro-thermo-structural coupling state. For the crack tip field, the compressive condition is important for retarding or stopping the crack growth.