WJM  Vol.1 No.3 , June 2011
A Simplified Nonlinear Generalized Maxwell Model for Predicting the Time Dependent Behavior of Viscoelastic Materials
ABSTRACT
In this paper, a simple nonlinear Maxwell model consisting of a nonlinear spring connected in series with a nonlinear dashpot obeying a power-law with constant material parameters, for representing successfully the time-dependent properties of a variety of viscoelastic materials, is proposed. Numerical examples are performed to illustrate the sensitivity of the model to material parameters.

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nullM. Monsia, "A Simplified Nonlinear Generalized Maxwell Model for Predicting the Time Dependent Behavior of Viscoelastic Materials," World Journal of Mechanics, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2011, pp. 158-167. doi: 10.4236/wjm.2011.13021.
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