- creep_moduluslist of the elastic moduli of the different springs in the material
C++ Type:std::vector

Description:list of the elastic moduli of the different springs in the material

- poisson_ratioinitial poisson ratio of the material
C++ Type:double

Description:initial poisson ratio of the material

- young_modulusinitial elastic modulus of the material
C++ Type:double

Description:initial elastic modulus of the material

- creep_viscositylist of the characteristic times of the different dashpots in the material
C++ Type:std::vector

Description:list of the characteristic times of the different dashpots in the material

# Generalized Maxwell Model

Generalized Maxwell model composed of a parralel assembly of unit Maxwell modules

## Description

The `GeneralizedMaxwellModel`

class represents a generalized Maxwell model, that is, a material composed of Maxwell units assembled in series.

### Constitutive Equations

The material obeys to the following constitutive equation: (1)

The are the internal strains associated to each Maxwell unit, and the stiffness of the corresponding spring (a fourth-order tensor, identical in symmetry and dimensions to a standard elasticity tensor). The obey the following time-dependent differential equation: (2) With is the viscosity of the associated dashpot (a scalar with the dimension of time).

## Internal Time-Stepping Scheme

The constitutive equations are solved using a semi-implicit single-step first-order finite difference scheme. The internal strains at time step are computed from their values at the previous time step : (3) is a scalar between 0 (fully explicit) and 1 (fully implicit) that controls the time-stepping scheme (default value: 1). The value is determined by the "integration_rule" input parameter, which can take one of the forms shown in Table 1.

Integration Rule | Value of | Unconditional Convergence |
---|---|---|

BackwardEuler | 1 | yes |

MidPoint | 0.5 | yes |

Newmark | user-defined | |

Zienkiewicz | yes |

The scheme is not valid for , so this value is forbidden.

Using this formalism, the stress-strain constitutive equation, which depends on the (unknown) can be rewritten so that it only depends on the and (both being known).

For efficiency reasons, the and are not stored separately, but as a single variable .

For the time-stepping scheme to be properly updated, a LinearViscoelasticityManager object must be included in the input file, and linked to the material

## Stress-Strain Computation

The material is compatible with either the total small strain approximation, or either of the incremental strain approximation (incremental small strains or finite strains). The model requires the stress calculators listed in Table 2.

The stress calculators use the actual elasticity tensor of the material , which is provided by the material itself.

### Driving Eigenstrain (Optional)

If the user defines a driving eigenstrain, then the stress induced by this eigenstrain is added to the creep calculation. Essentially, this replaces the differential relation in each material module with: (4)

## Example Input File Syntax

```
[./maxwell]
type = GeneralizedMaxwellModel
creep_modulus = '10e9'
creep_viscosity = '10'
poisson_ratio = 0.2
young_modulus = 10e9
driving_eigenstrain = eigen_true
[../]
```

(moose/modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/visco/gen_maxwell_driving.i)with the required strain calculator

```
[./strain]
type = ComputeIncrementalSmallStrain
displacements = 'disp_x disp_y disp_z'
eigenstrain_names = 'eigen_true'
[../]
```

(moose/modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/visco/gen_maxwell_driving.i)the required stress calculator

```
[./stress]
type = ComputeMultipleInelasticStress
inelastic_models = 'creep'
[../]
```

(moose/modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/visco/gen_maxwell_driving.i)the additional material to define the viscoelastic behavior

```
[./creep]
type = LinearViscoelasticStressUpdate
[../]
```

(moose/modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/visco/gen_maxwell_driving.i)and the required Linear Viscoelasticity Manager User Object:

```
[UserObjects]
[./update]
type = LinearViscoelasticityManager
viscoelastic_model = maxwell
[../]
[]
```

(moose/modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/visco/gen_maxwell_driving.i)## Input Parameters

- elastic_strain_nameelastic_strainname of the true elastic strain of the material
Default:elastic_strain

C++ Type:std::string

Description:name of the true elastic strain of the material

- integration_rulebackward-eulerdescribes how the viscoelastic behavior is integrated through time
Default:backward-euler

C++ Type:MooseEnum

Description:describes how the viscoelastic behavior is integrated through time

- computeTrueWhen false, MOOSE will not call compute methods on this material. The user must call computeProperties() after retrieving the Material via MaterialPropertyInterface::getMaterial(). Non-computed Materials are not sorted for dependencies.
Default:True

C++ Type:bool

Description:When false, MOOSE will not call compute methods on this material. The user must call computeProperties() after retrieving the Material via MaterialPropertyInterface::getMaterial(). Non-computed Materials are not sorted for dependencies.

- base_nameOptional parameter that allows the user to define multiple mechanics material systems on the same block, i.e. for multiple phases
C++ Type:std::string

Description:Optional parameter that allows the user to define multiple mechanics material systems on the same block, i.e. for multiple phases

- need_viscoelastic_properties_inverseFalsechecks whether the model requires the computation of the inverse viscoelasticproperties (default: false)
Default:False

C++ Type:bool

Description:checks whether the model requires the computation of the inverse viscoelasticproperties (default: false)

- creep_ratiolist of the poisson ratios of the different springs in the material
C++ Type:std::vector

Description:list of the poisson ratios of the different springs in the material

- driving_eigenstrainname of the eigenstrain that increases the creep strains
C++ Type:std::string

Description:name of the eigenstrain that increases the creep strains

- theta1coefficient for newmark integration rule (between 0 and 1)
Default:1

C++ Type:double

Description:coefficient for newmark integration rule (between 0 and 1)

- boundaryThe list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies
C++ Type:std::vector

Description:The list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

- creep_strain_namecreep_strainname of the true creep strain of the material(computed by LinearViscoelasticStressUpdate orComputeLinearViscoelasticStress)
Default:creep_strain

C++ Type:std::string

Description:name of the true creep strain of the material(computed by LinearViscoelasticStressUpdate orComputeLinearViscoelasticStress)

- blockThe list of block ids (SubdomainID) that this object will be applied
C++ Type:std::vector

Description:The list of block ids (SubdomainID) that this object will be applied

### Optional Parameters

- enableTrueSet the enabled status of the MooseObject.
Default:True

C++ Type:bool

Description:Set the enabled status of the MooseObject.

- use_displaced_meshFalseWhether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.
Default:False

C++ Type:bool

Description:Whether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

- control_tagsAdds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.
C++ Type:std::vector

Description:Adds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

- seed0The seed for the master random number generator
Default:0

C++ Type:unsigned int

Description:The seed for the master random number generator

- implicitTrueDetermines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form
Default:True

C++ Type:bool

Description:Determines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

- constant_onNONEWhen ELEMENT, MOOSE will only call computeQpProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps.When SUBDOMAIN, MOOSE will only call computeSubdomainProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps. Evaluations on element qps will be skipped
Default:NONE

C++ Type:MooseEnum

Description:When ELEMENT, MOOSE will only call computeQpProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps.When SUBDOMAIN, MOOSE will only call computeSubdomainProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps. Evaluations on element qps will be skipped

### Advanced Parameters

- output_propertiesList of material properties, from this material, to output (outputs must also be defined to an output type)
C++ Type:std::vector

Description:List of material properties, from this material, to output (outputs must also be defined to an output type)

- outputsnone Vector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object
Default:none

C++ Type:std::vector

Description:Vector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object