On thermodynamically consistent constitutive equations for fiber-reinforced nonlinearly viscoelastic solids with application to biomechanics Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents a multi-scale framework for analyzing coupled heat conduction and viscoelastic deformation of polymers reinforced with solid spherical particles. The viscoelastic and thermal properties of the polymer constituents are temperature dependent. A simplified micromechanical model for the particle reinforced composite is formulated to obtain the effective thermal properties and viscoelastic responses. The micromechanical model is implemented at material points within elements in the finite element (FE) analyses. 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Mechanics Research Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Merodio, J., & Goicolea, J. M.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Merodio, J||Goicolea, JM

publication date

  • January 2007