First studies. It took time to discover that the properties of important materials lay outside the classical limits of Hookean elastic solids and Newtonian viscous fluids. Tests on the mechanical properties of silk threads, performed in 1835 by Wilhelm Weber, showed that solid behavior could have viscous components. Later, in 1867, James Clerk Maxwell introduced elastic properties in the description of fluids.
KeywordsBoundary Element Method Creep Test Viscoelastic Material Stress History Strain History
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