A novel and general computational methodology for thermal stress problems with multiple subdomains is presented under the unified generalized single-step single-solve (GSSSS) framework for first- and second-order differential algebraic equations. It enables arbitrary number of subdomains and the coupling of different but compatible time-stepping algorithms ensuring second-order time accuracy in all differential and algebraic variables. The framework permits implicit/explicit coupling and subcycling; however, only selected coupling of algorithms in different subdomains is focused upon. Numerical examples encompassing transient heat conduction with quasi-static thermal stresses, and thermally-induced vibrations are illustrated.
- Differential algebraic equation
- thermally induced vibrations
- time integration