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Automated system for investigating the short-time stress relaxation of viscoelastic materials

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An automated system for investigating the short-time stress relaxation in viscoelastic materials, in which the testing apparatus is computer-controlled, is described. The system makes it possible to perform two-component testing of tubular specimens in simple and complex states of stress under simple and combined tensile and torsional loading.

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Institute of Polymer Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Latvian SSR, Riga. Translated from Mekhanika Polimerov, No. 1, pp. 149–153, January–February, 1976.

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Kilevits, M.R., Indulevich, Y.Y. & Adavich, P.N. Automated system for investigating the short-time stress relaxation of viscoelastic materials. Polymer Mechanics 12, 126–130 (1976).

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  • Stress Relaxation
  • Testing Apparatus
  • Automate System
  • Viscoelastic Material
  • Complex State