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On the effective properties of composites made of viscoelastic constituents

Authors: 

Tuan Nguyen-Sy, The-Duong Nguyen

Source title: 
Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2020 (ISI)
Academic year of acceptance: 
2019-2020
Abstract: 

We show that the effective behavior of composites made of viscoelastic rheological constituents can be modeled by a rheology of which the internal properties can be quasi-analytically determined from the volume fractions and rheological properties of the phases. A three-chain generalized Maxwell rheology can be used to model the behavior of a matrix-inclusion system of which both matrix and inclusions are described by the Zener rheology. Validations against exact results of the inverse Laplace–Carson are realized for a large range of the contrast between the phases. The developed solutions cover the existent solutions of the case of Maxwellian constituents.