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Stress of a material with a core

  1. Feb 20, 2013 #1
    If I have a rod with a steel core bonded to an aluminum shell, how can I find the stress in the rod when it is subjected to a temperature change?

    I know how to find the stress due to temp change if the tool is made of the same material throughout, but how do I do it if there are two?

    I attempted to find the loads induced by the temp changes for the two materials separately, add them, then find the stress that way, but this led to an incorrect answer.
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  3. Feb 20, 2013 #2
    Figured it out. PROTIP: Equate the deformations of both materials.
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