a1 Department of Mathematics, University of Glasgow
When an elastic solid is subjected to a dynamical system of surface or body forces, not all of the work done by these forces is employed in deforming the material. The remainder is converted into heat energy producing a distribution of temperature throughout the body. Similarly the application of a surface temperature distribution, or the introduction of heat sources within the body, produces elastic as well as thermal effects. Thus we see that in the dynamical case there is a link between these two types of condition—thermal and elastic.
(Received January 12 1960)