A Model for Viscoelastic Fluid Behavior Which Allows Non-Affine Deformation.
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WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER
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A continuum theory of viscoelasticity is developed which allows non-affine deformation, defined in an appropriate manner. The constitutive equation is a generalization of that obtained from molecular theory with the addition of one scalar parameter which becomes important for large deformations. The theory is applied to simpler shear flows, the scalar parameter being determined to match certain experimental data. The theory shows good agreement with all data examined. The paper concludes with the development of a general non-affine thermodynamic theory. Author
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