Entropic thermoelasticity of thin polymeric films
An asymptotic membrane theory for thin, heat-conducting, finitely-deforming elastic films is presented. Constitutive equations for the stress and heat flux are obtained from their three-dimensional antecedents and applied to the study of isotropic films that exhibit entropic elasticity. The model is illustrated by solving coupled axisymmetric boundary-value problems for the deformation and temperature fields.
Taylor, M., & Steigmann, D. J. (2006). Entropic thermoelasticity of thin polymeric films. Acta Mechanica, 183(1–2), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00707-005-0303-6