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This article discusses the deformation and viscoelastic characteristics of plastics as polymeric materials, focusing on the test methods used for the evaluation of their mechanical properties, methods available for analytically predicting the deformation response of polymers, and the effect of viscoelasticity on the test methods used. Two common ways of evaluating viscoelasticity of plastics are by means of creep experiments and dynamic mechanical experiments. Graphic or tabular analysis of test data, time-temperature superposition, and empirical correlation methods are commonly employed for analytical prediction of deformation characteristics of polymers.

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1995. "Deformation and Viscoelasticity of Polymers", Engineered Materials Handbook Desk Edition, Michelle M. Gauthier

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