Large strain Flory’s decomposition for Lagrangian modeling of viscoleastic solids and compressive fluids



The fundamental difference in the solution of solids and fluids relies on the respective constitutive laws. Based on the Rivlin-Saunders-Düster-Hartmann hyperelastic model and using the Flory’s strain decomposition, we present a new total Lagrangian viscoelastic constitutive model for both Kelvin-Voigt viscoelastic solids and free-surface compressive viscous isothermal fluids. A dissipative viscous virtual work is written as a function of the time rate of isochoric invariants and its relation with the viscous stress is derived. Local time derivatives are solved by backward finite difference, allowing a consistent tangent viscoelastic constitutive tensor. The virtual work principle is used to write the weak equilibrium equation and its position-based finite element counterpart. Dynamic time integration is carried out by the Newmark β method and the Newton-Raphson procedure is used to solve time steps. The formulation is validated against experimental and numerical literature results revealing good precision. Additional examples are shown in order to demonstrate the applicability and future possibilities of the technique.