Coexistent phases in nonlinear thermoelasticity : radially symmetric equilibrium states of aelotropic bodies

Abstract: "We determine the detailed qualitative behavior of radially symmetric equilibrium states with two or more phases for general classes of nonlinear thermoelastic materials. We treat the cases of structured and non-structured interface. Methods are based on a combination of geometric constructions with phase-plane analyses of the governing equations. A special feature of the solutions is that they admit nonplanar interfaces."