Rheologica Acta

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 398–399

Constitutive equations of the differential type as approximations

  • J. Meixner
Contributed Papers (Short Versions)

DOI: 10.1007/BF01534300

Cite this article as:
Meixner, J. Rheol Acta (1982) 21: 398. doi:10.1007/BF01534300


Constitutive equations of the differential type are often considered as approximations to constitutive equations of the after-effect type. In this case, conclusions drawn from them in conjunction with the Clausius-Duhem inequality are unfounded and untenable.

Key words

Constitutive equation Clausius-Duhem inequality 

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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Meixner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikRhein.-Westf. Technische HochschuleAachenGermany

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