• Konstantin VolokhEmail author


Rubberlike materials and soft biological tissues can exhibit a time-dependent response. For example, stresses can decrease under the constant strains—stress relaxation—or strains can increase under the constant stresses—creep. Such phenomena are usually related to viscosity, which is a fluid-like property of materials.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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