Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Retardation Time

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9990

n Of a stressed viscoelastic material (specifically, one behaving like a Voigt element), the time required after release of stress for the strain to decrease to 1/e (= 0.368) of its original value.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA