A Thermomechanical Framework for the Transition of a Miscoelastic Liquid to a Viscoelastic Solid Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a thermomechanical framework to describe the transition from a viscoelastic fluid to a viscoelastic solid, in which the kinetics associated with the transition and the change of response characteristics prior to, during, and after the transition are modeled within a unified setting. The procedures fit within the general thermodynamic framework that has been developed to describe the response of materials that can exist stress free in multiple configurations. The current study is a generalization of the studies by Rao and Rajagopal and Kannan et al. that addresses the solidification of a polymeric melt into an elastic solid.

published proceedings

  • Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids

author list (cited authors)

  • Kannan, K., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Kannan, K||Rajagopal, KR

publication date

  • February 2004