The magnitude and the distribution of the interfacial stresses in thermostat-like structures are determined on the basis of an elementary beam theory, with consideration of both the longitudinal and the transverse (“through-thickness”) interfacial compliances of the thermostat strips. The suggested approach is applicable, generally speaking, to any elongated lap shear assembly, subjected to thermal or external loading.

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