Equivalences and contrasts of thermo-elasticity and thermo-viscoelasticity: A comprehensive critique

Harry H. Hilton

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Similarities and differences between thermo-elasticity and thermo-viscoelas- ticity are critically examined and evaluated. Topics include, among others, constitutive relations, Poisson's ratio, energy dissipation, temperature effects on material properties, thermal expansions, loading histories, failure criteria, lifetimes, 1-D beams, torsion, columns, plates, motions in time of neutral axes and shear centers, computational issues, wave propagation, torsional divergence, control reversal, aerodynamic derivatives, flutter and experimental determinations of viscoelastic properties. The full, partial or no possible applications of the elastic/viscoelastic correspondence principle, including approximate approaches, are analyzed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-535
Number of pages48
JournalJournal of Thermal Stresses
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 2011


  • Creep buckling
  • Elastic-viscoelastic correspondence principle
  • Failure probability
  • Flutter
  • Poisson's ratio
  • Residual stresses
  • Survival times
  • Temperature induced non-homogeneities
  • Thermal Euler-Bernoulli bending
  • Thermal stresses
  • Wave motion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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