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On the sensitivity of interconversion between relaxation and creep

Anderssen, R. S., Davies, Arthur Russell and de Hoog, F. R. 2008. On the sensitivity of interconversion between relaxation and creep. Rheologica Acta 47 (2) , pp. 159-167. 10.1007/s00397-007-0223-6

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The interconversion equation of linear viscoelasticity defines implicitly the interrelations between the relaxation and creep functions G(t) and J(t). It is widely utilised in rheology to estimate J(t) from measurements of G(t) and conversely. Because different molecular details can be recovered from G(t) and J(t), it is necessary to work with both. This leads naturally to the need to identify whether it is better to first measure G(t) and then determine J(t) or conversely. This requires an understanding of the stability (sensitivity) of the recovery of J(t) from G(t) compared with that of G(t) from J(t). Although algorithms are available that work adequately in both directions, numerical experimentation strongly suggests that the recovery of J(t) from G(t) measurements is the more stable. An elementary theoretical rationale has been given recently by Anderssen et al. (ANZIAM J 48:C346–C363, 2007) for single exponential models of G(t) and J(t). It explicitly exploits the simple algebra of such functions. In this paper, corresponding bounds are derived that hold for arbitrary sums of exponentials. The paper concludes with a discussion, from a practical rheological perspective, about the implications and implementations of the results.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integral constitutive equation - Laplace transformation - Relaxation modulus - Creep - Relaxation - Linear viscoelasticity
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 0035-4511
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:54

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