Search for dissertations about: "linear viscoelasticity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the words linear viscoelasticity.

  1. 1. Fractional Calculus and Linear Viscoelasticity in Structural Dynamics

    Author : Mikael Enelund; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : linear viscoelasticity; convolution integrals; anisotropy; structural modeling; finite elements; material damping; time integration; internal variables; relaxation; fractional calculus; creep; Mittag-Leffler functions;

    Abstract : The use of linear viscoelasticity together with fractional calculus in time-domain structural modeling is studied. Both constitutive and structural aspects are investigated. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Finite Element Method for Fractional Order Viscoelasticity and the Stochastic Wave Equation

    Author : Fardin Saedpanah; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; finite element method; continuous Galerkin method; linear viscoelasticity; fractional calculus; fractional order viscoelasticity; weakly singular kernel; stability; a priori error estimate; a posteriori error estimate; stochastic wave equation; additive noise; Wiener process; strong convergence.; linear viscoelasticity;

    Abstract : This thesis can be considered as two parts. In the first part a hyperbolic type integro-differential equation with weakly singular kernel is considered, which is a model for dynamic fractional order viscoelasticity. In the second part, the finite element approximation of the linear stochastic wave equation is studied. READ MORE

  3. 3. Thermally Induced Fracture Performance of Asphalt Mixtures

    Author : Prabir Kumar Das; Björn Birgisson; Dallas Little; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Low temperature cracking; asphalt concrete fracture mechanics; viscoelasticity; non-linear thermal contraction coefficient; atomic force microscopy; wax; wax crystallization; SRA - Transport; SRA - Transport;

    Abstract : A major distress mode in asphalt pavements is low temperature cracking, which results from the contraction and expansion of the asphalt pavement under extreme temperature changes. The potential for low temperature cracking is an interplay between the environment, the road structure and importantly the properties of the asphalt mixture. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mechanistic-Empirical Modelling of Flexible Pavement Performance : Verifications Using APT Measurements

    Author : Abubeker W. Ahmed; Sigurdur Erlingsson; Hervè Di Benedetto; Abubeker Worake Ahmed; Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Performance; Deformation; Model not math ; Rutting wheel ; Viscoelasticity; Elasticity; Axle load; Flexible pavement; Laboratory not an organization ; Test; Thesis; Heavy vehicle simulator; Wheel tracking test; Road: Pavement design; Road: Pavement design; Flexible Pavement; Pavement Performance Models; Multilayer Elastic Theory; Linear Viscoelasticity; Rutting; Accelerated Pavement Testing; Heavy Vehicle Simulator; Transportvetenskap; Transport Science; Civil and Architectural Engineering; Byggvetenskap;

    Abstract : Mechanistic-Empirical  (M-E)  pavement  design  procedures  are  composed  of  a  reliable  response model to estimate the state of stress in the pavement and distress models in order to predict the different types of pavement distresses due to the prevailing traffic and environmental conditions. One of the main objectives of this study was to develop a response model based on multilayer elastic  theory   (MLET)  with  improved  computational  performance  by   optimizing  the   time consuming parts of the MLET processes. READ MORE

  5. 5. Respiratory mechanics during mechanical ventilation in health and in disease

    Author : Cecilia Svantesson; Lund Klinisk fysiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Recruitment; Collapse; Overdistension; Viscoelasticity; Elastic pressure-volume curve; Respiratory disease; Health; Human; Rabbit; Positive end-expiratory pressure; Anaesthesiology; intensive care; Anestesiologi; intensivvård;

    Abstract : The elastic pressure-volume (Pel-V) curve of the respiratory system can be used as a guide for improved ventilator management. It may indicate risks of lung damage associated with collapse or overdistension of lung units. READ MORE