The Influence of Constitutive Relationships on Stress-Redistribution Times in Creeping Structures

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J. J. Williams

Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH

J. Appl. Mech 43(1), 173-175 (Mar 01, 1976) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423774 History: Received May 01, 1975; Revised October 01, 1975; Online July 12, 2010


The influence of related constitutive equations upon the stress-redistribution times for a simple two-bar structure is such that the time-hardening model is unlikely to provide reliable estimates of the stress-redistribution time for structures composed of a wider class of materials.

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