Zener model in series

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While I was studying applications of Laplace transforms this thing showed up (lol).

I seem to have a basic understanding of how the Zener model was derived. Seeing that the time-domain model apparently looks like a step function of sorts, I was trying to relate it to something like the behavior of a step function in a single tank, and yeah, the single-tank time-domain solution and a single Zener assembly solution is of the same form.

I remembered that if I have a tank system in series, it would result to two related differential equations, one being the input of another. I am trying to figure out how would the Zener model be derived if it were stacked twice; ie.
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Would it look similar to the tank system solution; or how should I formulate the differential equation problem? I have no idea what will happen as I have no idea what this model is for to begin with (apparently it's related to viscoelasticity or something. I did do some readings from the resources available across the internet and my nose bled o:) :DD). I just wanted to try and find more applications of Laplace in chemical engineering. Thanks!


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