Modelling of laminated glass interlayer by fractional viscoelasticity
Keywords:laminated glass, polymer interlayer, theory of viscoelasticity, fractional viscoelasticity, springpot, generalized Maxwell model, fractional calculus, storage modulus
Fractional calculus, i.e. the theory of derivatives and integrals of non-integer order, can be efficiently used for the theoretical modelling of viscoelastic materials. Our research is focused on the polyvinyl butyral which is used as an interlayer for the laminated glass. Polyvinyl butyral can be classified as a viscoelastic material and the introduction of the fractional viscoelasticity seems to be appropriate tool for its description. This paper briefly introduces the springpot element and its connection into more complex theoretical models. We mainly consider the generalized Maxwell model in its standard and fractional form and show their application by fitting the data obtained by experimental analysis.