Burgers material

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A Burgers material is a viscoelastic material which consists of a Maxwell material and a Kelvin material in series. It is named after the Dutch physicist Johannes Martinus Burgers.

Given four rheological constants , , , and , the Burgers model has the constitutive equation

where is the stress and is the rate of deformation.[1]

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  1. ^ Malkin, Alexander Ya.; Isayev, Avraam I. (2006). Rheology: Concepts, Methods, and Applications. ChemTec Publishing. pp. 59–60. ISBN 9781895198331. 

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