anelasticity


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anelasticity

[¦an·ə·las¦tis·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
Deviation from a proportional relationship between stress and strain.
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To find an equation for the strain response of the viscoelastic material, Nowick and Berry's thermodynamic description of anelasticity (20) is extended to include second-order electromechanical coupling.