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TAM 529 - Viscoelasticity Theory

Last offered Spring 2022

Official Description

Course Information: Same as AE 529. See AE 529.

Subject Area

Mechanical Science and Engineering

Course Description

Fundamental concepts of viscoelasticity with applications: elastic-viscoelastic analogies, creep and relaxation functions, Poisson's ratio, thermomechanical reciprocity relations, variational principles, model fitting, shear center motion, thick-walled cylinders under pressure and inertia loads with material annihilation, sandwich plates, propagation of viscoelastic waves, vibration of bars, plates and shells, nonlinear elastic-viscoelastic analogy, properties of nonlinear viscoelastic stress-strain laws, creep rupture, and torsion of nonlinear bars and shells are covered in this course.

Credit Hours

4 hours


BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad and a course in Mechs of Aerospace Structures (AE 321) or Intermediate Solid Mechanics (TAM 451).

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