
1 Introduction: Phenomena
1.1 Viscoelastic phenomena 1.2 Motivations for study 1.3 Transient properties: creep and relaxation 1.3.1 Viscoelastic functions J(t), E(t) 1.3.2 Solids and liquids; anelastic materials 1.4 Dynamic response to sinusoidal load 1.5 Demonstration of viscoelastic behavior 1.6 Historical aspects 1.7 Summary 1.8 Examples 1.9 Problems 2 Constitutive relations 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Prediction of the response of linearly viscoelastic materials 2.2.1 Prediction of recovery from relaxation 2.2.2 Prediction of response to arbitrary strain history 2.3 Restrictions on the viscoelastic functions; fading memory 2.4 Relation between creep and relaxation Analysis by Laplace transforms Analysis by direct construction. 2.5 Stress vs strain for constant strain rate 2.6 Particular creep and relaxation functions 2.6.1 Exponentials and mechanical models; 2.6.2; causal variables 2.6.3 fractional derivatives; 2.6.4 power law behavior; stretched exponential; logarithmic creep; Kuhn model; distinguishing among viscoelastic functions. 2.7 Effect of temperature. Time temperature superposition. 2.8 Three dimensional linear constitutive equation 2.9 Aging materials 2.10 Dielectric and other relaxation 2.11 Adaptive and 'smart' materials 2.12 Effect of nonlinearity Nonlinear superposition. Quasilinear viscoelasticity (QLV) Constitutive equations; interrelation between creep and relaxation; single integral and multiple integral models 2.13 Summary 2.14 Examples 2.15 Problems 3 Dynamic behavior of linear solids 3.1 Introduction and rationale; internal friction 3.2 The linear dynamic response functions 3.2.1 Response to sinusoidal input; 3.2.2 dynamic stressstrain relation; 3.2.3 standard linear solid. 3.3 Kramers Kronig relations 3.4 Energy storage and dissipation; hysteresis 3.5 Resonance of structural members Lumped and distributed systems. 3.6 Decay of resonant vibration 3.7 Wave propagation and attenuation 3.8 Measures of damping 3.9 Nonlinear materials 3.10 Summary 3.11 Examples 3.12 Problems 4 Conceptual structure of linear viscoelasticity 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Spectra in linear viscoelasticity Relaxation spectrum; retardation spectrum 4.3 Approximate interrelations between viscoelastic functions Interrelations among spectra; among measurable functions 4.4 Conceptual organization of the theory of viscoelasticity. Range of time and frequency of interest in science and engineering. 4.5 Summary 4.6 Examples 4.7 Problems 5 Viscoelastic stress and deformation analysis 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Three dimensional constitutive equation 5.3 Pure bending by direct construction 5.4 Correspondence principle 5.5 Pure bending by correspondence 5.6 Correspondence principle in three dimensions 5.6.1 Constitutive equations; 5.6.2 rigid indenter on a semiinfinite solid, 5.6.3 viscoelastic rod at constant extension, 5.6.4 stress concentration, 5.6.5 SaintVenant's principle 5.7 Poisson's ratio 5.7.1 Relaxation in tension; 5.7.2 creep in tension 5.8 Dynamic problems: effects of inertia 5.8.1 Longitudinal vibration and waves in a rod; 5.8.2 torsional vibration and waves, 5.8.3 bending waves, 5.8.4 waves in three dimensions. 5.9 Noncorrespondence problems 5.9.1 solution by direct construction; 5.9.2 generalized correspondence principle; 5.9.3 contact problems. 5.10 Bending in nonlinear viscoelasticity 5.11 Summary 5.12 Examples 5.13 Problems 6 Experimental methods 6.1 General requirements 6.2 Creep Simple methods; effect of rise time; creep an anisotropic solids; nonlinear solids. 6.3 Inference of moduli 6.3.1 Use of analytical solutions; 6.3.2 compression of a block 6.4 Displacement and strain measurement 6.5 Force measurement 6.6 Load application 6.7 Environmental control 6.8 Subresonant dynamic methods Phase determination; nonlinear materials; rebound test. 6.9 Resonance methods 6.9.1 General principles; 6.9.2 particular resonance methods; 6.9.3 methods for lowloss or highloss materials; 6.9.4 resonant ultrasound spectroscopy. 6.10 Achieving a wide range of time or frequency Use of log scale. One decade refers to a factor of ten. Rationale; multiple instruments and long creep; time temperature superposition. 6.11 Test instruments for viscoelasticity 6.11.1 Servohydraulic frames, 6.11.2 relaxation instrument, 6.11.3 driven torsion pendulum, commercial instruments, instruments for a wide range of time and frequency, fluctuationdissipation relation, indentation tests, interpretation of indenter shape.. 6.12 Wave methods 6.13 Summary 6.14 Examples 6.15 Problems 
7 Viscoelastic properties of materials
7.1 Introduction 7.2 Polymers 7.2.1 Shear and extension in amorphous polymers; 7.2.2 bulk relaxation; 7.2.3 crystalline polymers; 7.2.4 aging; 7.2.5 piezoelectric polymers; 7.2.5 asphalt 7.3 Metals 7.3.1, 7.3.2 Linear and nonlinear regime; 7.3.3 high damping alloys; 7.3.4 creep resistant alloys; 7.3.5, 7.3.6 semiconductors and amplification; 7.3.7 nanoscale properties. 7.4 Ceramics 7.4.1 Rocks 7.4.2 Concrete 7.4.3 Inorganic glassy materials 7.4.4 Ice 7.4.5 Piezoelectric ceramics 7.5 Biological composite materials 7.5.1 Constitutive equations 7.5.2 Hard tissue: Bone 7.5.3 Collagen, elastin, proteoglycans 7.5.4 Ligament and tendon 7.5.5 Muscle 7.5.6 Fat 7.5.7 Brain 7.5.8 Vocal folds 7.5.9 Cartilage and joints 7.5.10 Kidney and liver 7.5.11 Uterus and cervix 7.5.12 Arteries 7.5.13 Lung 7.5.14 The ear 7.5.15 The eye 7.5.16 Tissue comparison 7.5.17 Plant seeds 7.5.18 Wood 7.5.19 Soft plant tissue: apple, potato 7.6 Common aspects Temperature dependence High temperature background Negative damping and acoustic emission 7.7 Summary 7.8 Examples 7.9 Problems 8 Causal mechanisms 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Thermoelastic relaxation 8.3 Relaxation by stressinduced fluid motion 8.4 Relaxation by molecular rearrangement Polymers. Glassy region, transition region, rubbery region. Crystalline polymers. Biological macromolecules. 8.5 Relaxation by interface motion 8.6 Relaxation processes in crystalline materials 8.6.1 Snoek relaxation: interstitial atoms .....; 8.6.2 Zener relaxation; 8.6.3 Gorsky relaxation; 8.6.4 GranatoLucke relaxation; 8.6.5 Bordoni relaxation; damping due to phase transformations; high temperature background; nonremovable relaxations; wave scattering 8.7 Magnetic and piezoelectric materials 8.8 Nonexponential relaxation 8.9 Concepts for material design 8.10 Relaxation at very long times 8.11 Summary 8.12 Examples 8.13 Problems and questions 9 Viscoelastic composite materials 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Composite structures and properties 9.3 Prediction of elastic and viscoelastic properties Correspondence solutions. Voigt composite. Reuss composite. HashinShtrikman composite. Inclusions of spherical, fiber, and platelet shape. Stiffnessloss maps 9.4 Bounds on viscoelastic properties 9.5 Extremal composites 9.6 Biological composite materials 9.7 Poisson's ratio of viscoelastic composites 9.8 Particulate and fibrous composite materials Structure. Particulate polymer matrix composites. Fibrous polymer matrix composites. Metal matrix composites. 9.9 Cellular solids 9.10 Piezoelectric composites 9.11 Dispersion of waves in composite 9.12 Summary 9.13 Examples 9.14 Questions 10 Applications and case studies 10.1 Introduction 10.2 A viscoelastic earplug: use of recovery 10.3 Creep and relaxation of materials and structures 10.3.1 Concrete; 10.3.2 wood; 10.3.3 power lines; glass; road rutting' leather; turbine blades; loosening of screws; computer disk drive; earth, rock, ice; solder; light bulb filaments; cushions; artificial joints; tires; dental fillings; food; seals and gaskets; musical instrument strings 10.4 Creep and recovery in human tissue Spine; nose; skin; head 10.5 Creep damage and creep rupture Vajont slide; tunnel collapse 10.6 Vibration control and waves 10.6.1 Vibration transmission; 10.6.2 tuned damping; 10.6.3 rotating equipment; large structures; piezoelectric transducers; aircraft; rockets; sports equipment; cushions; scientific instruments 10.7 Smart materials and structures Shape memory materials; self healing materials; piezoelectric damping. 10.8 Rolling friction 10.9 Uses of low loss materials 10.9.1 Timepieces; 10.9.2 frequency control; 10.9.3 gravitational measurements; nanoscale resonators. 10.10 Impulses, rebound and impact absorption Analysis; bumpers; shoe insole; toughness; medical diagnosis. 10.11 Rebound of a ball Analysis. Applications in sports. 10.12 Applications of soft materials Viscoelastic gels in surgery. Hand strength exerciser. Viscoelastic toys. Noslip flooring and mats. Shoe soles. 10.13 Applications involving thermoviscoelasticity 10.14 Satellite dynamics and stability 10.15 Summary 10.16 Examples 10.17 Problems 10.18 Applications involving thermoviscoelasticity Appendices A.1 Mathematical Preliminaries Introduction Functionals and distributions Heaviside unit step function Dirac delta Doublet Gamma function Liebnitz Rule A.3 Laplace transform properties A.4 Convolutions A.5 Interrelations in elasticity theory A.6 Other works on viscoelasticity Symbols 