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Maxwell elements in parallel

  1. Oct 19, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Not sure this is the right place for this but here it goes...
    I am trying to figure out the derivation of the force elongation relationship of the maxwell elements in parallel in order to derive it for the Kelvin Voigt elements in series.
    I have attached the material that I am using, the derivation is on page 47 and I can't seem to figure out how they get the different powers of the Differentials in 2.93. The lefthand side I can easily derive, but as far as I can tell the right hand side should just be = D Delta.

    It is probably really simple, but my mind is going blank at the moment.

    Hope someone can help me

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    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011
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