Viscoelastic Solids

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CRC Press, Oct 28, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 496 pages
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Viscoelastic Solids covers the mathematical theory of viscoelasticity and physical insights, causal mechanisms, and practical applications. The book:
  • presents a development of the theory, addressing both transient and dynamic aspects as well as emphasizing linear viscoelasticity
  • synthesizes the structure of the theory with the aim of developing physical insight
  • illustrates the methods for the solution of stress analysis problems in viscoelastic objects
  • explores experimental methods for the characterization of viscoelastic materials
  • describes the phenomenology of viscoelasticity in a variety of materials, including polymers, metals, high damping alloys, rock, piezoelectric materials, cellular solids, dense composite materials, and biological materials
  • analyzes high damping and extremely low damping
  • provides the theory of viscoelastic composite materials, including examples of various types of structure and the relationships between structure and mechanical properties
  • contains examples on the use of viscoelastic materials in preventing and alleviating human suffering
    Viscoelastic Solids also demonstrates the use of viscoelasticity for diverse applications, such as earplugs, gaskets, computer disks, satellite stability, medical diagnosis, injury prevention, vibration abatement, tire performance, sports, spacecraft explosions, and music.
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    Contents

    phenomena
    1
    Conceptual structure of linear viscoelasticity
    4
    Constitutive relations
    15
    Dynamic behavior
    63
    Viscoelastic stress and deformation analysis
    139
    Experimental methods
    185
    Viscoelastic properties of materials
    243
    Causal mechanisms
    289
    Viscoelastic composite materials
    341
    Applications and case studies
    371
    Appendices
    433
    Symbols
    465
    Index
    471
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