Theory of the Instability and Failure of Viscoelastic Materials in Tension

Abstract

In a tensile test of a bar or fiber formed from a transversely isotropic viscoelastic material, the initial motion in regions away from the clamps is a homogeneous uniaxial extension. If the applied tensile load is “tame” in the sense that it is given by a piecewise smooth function of time, then during the early stages of loading, the homogeneous extension… (More)

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@inproceedings{Coleman2002TheoryOT, title={Theory of the Instability and Failure of Viscoelastic Materials in Tension}, author={Bernard D. Coleman}, year={2002} }