Kelvin body

Kelvin body

[′kel·vən ‚bäd·ē]
(mechanics)
An ideal body whose shearing (tangential) stress is the sum of a term proportional to its deformation and a term proportional to the rate of change of its deformation with time. Also known as Voigt body.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
3-in thick kimberlite dike at a depth of 31 m was discovered about 200-in south of the Kelvin body in the same lake.
The Kelvin body is an appropriately constructed circuit of springs (to model elasticity) and dashpots (to model viscosity).