The behavior of a one-dimensional mass-rubber band oscillator is investigated experimentally. The data show clear evidence for viscoelastic behavior and can be interpreted in terms of a simple oscillator model consisting of a mass connected to a four parameter viscoelastic element. The model displays the observed crossover in the dynamic response. The success and limitations of the model and the pedagogical relevance of the experiment are discussed.
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PAPERS| April 01 2010
Viscoelastic behavior of a mass-rubber band oscillator
L. Di Michele;
A. Filipponi, L. Di Michele, C. Ferrante; Viscoelastic behavior of a mass-rubber band oscillator. Am. J. Phys. 1 April 2010; 78 (4): 437–444. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.3276052
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