Inelastic Models and Linear Viscoelasticity

Some Practical Engineering Models
  • Nhan Phan-ThienEmail author
  • Nam Mai-Duy
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


We have seen some of the classical constitutive equations introduced in the last three centuries, and explored the general formulation of constitutive equations in the last chapter. There, we mention that the general constitutive principles should be taken as guidelines only; they should emerge from the physics of the fluids’ microstructures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Faculty of Health, Engineering and SciencesUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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