A three-parameter viscoelastic model particularly suited for dynamic problems

J. D. Achenbach*, C. C. Chao

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In this paper a stress-strain relation is proposed for a linearly viscoelastic solid of the threeparameter type. The mechanical model representation includes a mass. An analysis of the creep function and the elastic modulus shows the similarity of these functions with those of the standard linear solid. As opposed to the stress-strain relation of the standard linear solid the present relation leads to simple solutions of dynamic problems. A wave propagation example is treated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1962

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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