Probing temperature-dependent viscoelastic properties of glassy materials using impact induced vibration - Theory and experiments

Jianbiao Wang, Haihui Ruan

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The viscoelastic properties of glass under different temperature are essential for the high-precision thermo-plastic-forming of glass. But it is exceptionally difficult to establish a quantitative relation between the thermal history and the viscoelasticity owing to the lack of constitutive model of glassy materials' relaxation. The present work investigates the validity of Young's modulus measurement in impulse excitation technology and then the viscosity predicted by Kelvin and Maxwell model. It is demonstrated that the classical Kelvin model, leads to the seemingly unphysical result that viscosity increases with temperature since the experimental loss rate of damped vibration increases with temperature. Although Maxwell model can be employed to explain the positive temperature dependence of loss rate, the magnitude is even smaller than the viscosity at glass transition temperature and is therefore also unreasonable. The further theoretical work suggests the intermediate zone of Kelvin and Maxwell model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Engineering Plasticity and its Application XIII
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035710243
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event13th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Engineering Plasticity and its Applications, AEPA 2016 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 4 Dec 20168 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume725 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


Conference13th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Engineering Plasticity and its Applications, AEPA 2016


  • Glass
  • Temperature dependence
  • Viscosity
  • Young's modulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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