Nonlinear constitutive laws in viscoelasticity

Corina Stefania Drapaca, S. Sivaloganathan, G. Tenti

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The theory of viscoelasticity appears to play a central role in the description of materials which exhibit time dependent stress-strain behavior. Various materials like polymers, some soft biological tissues, and various foods have been already successfully modeled as nonlinear viscoelastic materials.The literature in these application areas is replete with different, seemingly unconnected nonlinear viscoelastic models. The aim of the present paper is to review the classical nonlinear viscoelastic models and provide a unifying framework using the continuum mechanics formalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-501
Number of pages27
JournalMathematics and Mechanics of Solids
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials


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