Viscoelastic Models - Lesson Summary
Polymers are one of the classes of materials that demonstrates a very interesting viscoelastic behaviour which is somehow unrealistic.
A Polymer Solution usually refers to a binary liquid mixture where the long-chain polymer molecules are surrounded by smaller solvent molecules.
In the Dilute Regime of Polymer Solutions macromolecules are separated by large distances and they do not interact significantly.
A Liquid Crystalline Polymer is an example of an anisotropic polymeric liquid.
The Lagrangian and Eulerian Perspectives are two common ways of studying a moving fluid or a deforming body.
According to the Maxwell model, in large time scales the stresses relax completely and this represents fluidic behaviour.
The Creep Relaxation Behaviour is actually a linear function of the Maxwell model.