We propose an anisotropic and nonlinear generalization of the Kelvin–Voigt viscoelastic model obtained considering the additive splitting of the Cauchy stress tensor in an elastic and a dissipative part. The former one corresponds to a fiber-reinforced hyperelastic material while the dissipative effect is described by the most general linear transverse-isotropic tensorial function of symmetric part of the velocity gradient. In a such a way we characterize the dissipative contribution via three viscoelastic moduli. We then show, by a detailed analysis of the simple shear quasistatic motion and the corresponding creep phenomena, that this motion may be used to determine experimentally the viscoelastic parameters.
On the Kelvin–Voigt model in anisotropic viscoelasticity / Coco, Marco; Saccomandi, Giuseppe. - In: MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS OF SOLIDS. - ISSN 1081-2865. - (2023), p. 108128652311702. [10.1177/10812865231170200]