A nonlinear generalized maxwell fluid model for viscoelastic materials

D. T. Corr, M. J. Starr, R. Vanderby, T. M. Best

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A nonlinear Maxwell fluid model consisting of a linear dashpot in series with a parallel arrangement of a linear spring and a second-order nonlinear spring, was developed. This configuration provides the flexibility necessary to describe both the stiffening and the softening responses of some viscoelastic materials. A noteworthy feature of the model is that under constant rate displacement, the force equation can be solved in closed form, thereby providing a continuous, exact general solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-790
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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