Viscoelasticity and thermal equilibrium

  • Z. Rigbi
Transient Networks
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 75)


The coupling between the force support by a viscoelastic rod, its length, changes in its temperature and the time elapsed from the beginning of loading is examined. General conclusions are established which show that an isothermal relaxation at constant length is a contradiction in terms. Similar conclusions are drawn relating to creep.

Key words

Viscoelastic creep relaxation coupling 


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Rigbi
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  1. 1.Technion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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