Derivation of Maxwellian Relaxation Times from Tensile Data

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MAXWELL's1 relaxation time (tr) is defined as the ratio of viscosity (η) to shear modulus (n), and is derived from the expression – δ(log S)/δt, of which it is the reciprocal (S is the shear stress dissipating at constant strain).

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BLAIR, G. Derivation of Maxwellian Relaxation Times from Tensile Data. Nature 154, 213 (1944) doi:10.1038/154213a0

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