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Why Maxwell and Kelvin-Voigt model fail to represent a solid

  1. Aug 11, 2015 #1

    I m studying modelling the viscoelastic passive properties of vascular walls and there is question!

    Why does Maxwell andKelvin-Voigt fail to represent a solid?
    and also
    what steps are required from a numerical point of implementation point of view , are required to turn an elastic model into a viscoelastic model?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 11, 2015 #2
    Maxwell model does not exhibit strain recovery, even at small strains, so it is usually thought of as a fluid model. Kelvin-Voigt does exhibit strain recovery, so qualitatively, it behaves like a solid. However, neither of these models describes the behavior of fluids or solids quantitatively. To do that at small strains, one needs to use a more general form of these models.

    I don't understand this question.

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