Strain-coupling effects in start-up experiments

James S. Vrentas, C. M. Vrentas

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A strain-coupling integral constitutive equation is used to analyze a start-up shear flow experiment. The theory is used to examine the effect of strain-coupling on the strain at the maximum in the shear stress-time curve. The analysis shows that there is a significant dependence of this strain on the shear rate even when a factorable strain-coupling model is used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalRheologica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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