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viscoelasticity and temperature

Question asked by Eric Christison on Oct 19, 2018

Can I vary temperature with viscoelastic materials?

 

I seem to have built a viscoelastic material that exhibits stress relaxation with time *when the material is at glassy transition temperature*. If I move above or below that temperature and input a constant load but at varying times (1,10,100 and 1000s) I get the same answer every time.

 

Have I done something wrong or is this just a limitation of SW?

 

I really want to vary temperature in an assembly which will in turn vary the loading on several viscoelastic materials. I assumed this was possible in SW but am I mistaken?

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