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How do I input viscoelastic material data?

Question asked by Peter Hanaway on Oct 1, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2010 by Peter Hanaway

I'm looking at the first tab (Properties), and have selected "Viscoelastic" as my model type.

 

1)      What visco-elastic model is used? Generalized Maxwell Model? Generalized Kelvin Model? Something else?

2)      How can we use/input the master curve (in the time domain) for our material? We have our master curve in the form G(t) = G0 + G1*e^(-t/tau)…. Can we use our coefficients directly under the “Properties” tab? Are these what are referred to as the Shear Relaxation Moduli?

3)      If 2 is true (or even if not) what are the “Time Values” under the “Properties” Tab. (I’m guessing that I should use one or the other, but not both, yes?

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