Applications of Viscoelasticity

Applications of Viscoelasticity

Bituminous Materials Characterization and Modeling

1st Edition - April 27, 2021

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  • Authors: Pouria Hajikarimi, Fereidoon Moghadas Nejad
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212110
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212103

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Applications of Viscoelasticity: Bituminous Materials Characterization and Modeling starts with an introduction to the theory of viscoelasticity, emphasizing its importance to various applications in material characterization and modeling. It next looks at constitutive viscoelastic functions, outlines basic equations for different loading conditions, and introduces the Boltzmann superposition principle, relaxation modulus, and creep compliance. Mechanical models, including integer-order and fractional-order are studied next, featuring real experimentation data alongside the benefits and drawbacks of using each model in various real-world scenarios. The book then covers the correspondence principle, followed by time–temperature superposition, featuring a simple procedure to construct a real master curve and challenges that might be encountered. The concluding chapters cover the Hopkins and Hamming, Park and Kim, and General Power law methods for interconversion of constitutive viscoelastic functions, applications of viscoelasticity for experimental tests, and incremental form of viscoelastic relations for numerical modeling. The book also includes supplementary codes that users can duplicate and use in their own work.

Key Features

  • Takes an applied approach to material viscoelasticity, explaining complicated viscoelastic equations and principles
  • Presents examples of those equations and principles being applied to common problems in realworld settings
  • Covers constitutive viscoelastic functions, including relaxation modulus and creep compliance
  • Outlines the construction of a master curve of viscoelastic material considering time–temperature superposition
  • Couples the correspondence principle with common viscoelastic experiments, such as threepoint bending beam, axial and torsional bar, and dynamic shear rheometer
  • Provides supplementary codes


Academic researchers; upper level undergrad and grad students. Professional engineers/R&D staff

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Viscoelasticity
    2. Constitutive Viscoelastic Functions
    3. Mechanical Models of Viscoelasticity
    4. Correspondence Principle of Viscoelasticity
    5. Time-Temperature Superposition
    6. Interconversion of Constitutive Viscoelastic Functions
    7. Application of Viscoelasticity for Experimental Tests
    8. Incremental Form of Viscoelastic Relations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: April 27, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212110
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212103

About the Authors

Pouria Hajikarimi

Pouria Hajikarimi is a young Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran. His main research field is experimental and numerical modeling of viscoelastic materials, especially bituminous composites including modified asphalt binders, asphalt mastic, asphalt mortar and asphalt mixtures, using finite element methods to simulate different aspects of rheological and mechanical behavior in both continuous and discontinuous medium. Recently, he has been focused on multi-scale experimental and numerical modeling of bituminous composites as well as application of machine learning methods to predict their behavior. He published more than 30 high-quality research papers and 25 national and international conference papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

Fereidoon Moghadas Nejad

Prof. Fereidoon Moghadas Nejad is a well-known professor and a national figure in pavement engineering in Iran due to his high-quality research and practical works in the field of asphalt binder modification, construction of highways and railways, and concrete pavements. Additionally, he has lots of experience, and it can be said that he was the pioneer of establishing a pavement management system (PMS) in several cities of Iran. During his academic life, He supervised 10 Ph.D. dissertations and 80 master theses up to now, which resulted in more than 15 textbooks and chapters (in Persian and English), more than 190 journal papers and 200 international and national conference papers. He also contributed in 21 national and one US patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

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