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Viscoelastic Behavior of Elastomeric Membranes

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William W. Feng

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, CA 94550

J. Appl. Mech 59(2S), S29-S34 (Jun 01, 1992) doi:10.1115/1.2899504 History: Received June 20, 1990; Revised March 19, 1991; Online March 31, 2008

Abstract

The formulation for large deformations of an axisymmetric nonlinear plane viscoelastic membrane is developed. The solutions from the formulation for both creep and relaxation of a circular membrane are presented. An experiment that demonstrates the relaxation phenomenon was performed, and the experimental data are used to determine the constitutive equation of an elastomer.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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