This article is concerned with the coupled linear quasi-static theory of thermoelasticity for porous materials under local thermal equilibrium. The system of equations is based on the constitutive equations, Darcy's law of the flow of a fluid through a porous medium, Fourier's law of heat conduction, the equations of equilibrium, fluid mass conservation and heat transfer. The system of governing equations is expressed in terms of displacement vector field, the change of volume fraction of pores, the change of fluid pressure in pore network and the variation of temperature of porous material. The present paper is devoted to construct explicit solutions of the quasi-static boundary value problems (BVPs) of coupled theory of thermoelasticity for a porous elastic sphere and for a space with a spherical cavity. In this research the regular solution of the system of equations for an isotropic porous materials is constructed by means of the elementary (harmonic, bi-harmonic and meta-harmonic) functions. The basic boundary value problems (the Dirichlet type boundary value problem for a sphere and the Neumann type boundary value problem for a space with a spherical cavity) are solved explicitly. The obtained solutions are given by means of the harmonic, bi-harmonic and meta-harmonic functions. For the harmonic functions the Poisson type formulas are obtained. The bi-harmonic and meta-harmonic functions are presented as absolutely and uniformly convergent series.
Coupled theory of thermoelasticity for porous materials, Explicit solution, porous sphere, Space with a spherical cavity.