Model Theory

The Parallel Network (PN) model is an advanced material model for predicting the non-linear viscoplastic response of any polymer material. The rheological structure of the model can be represented using a number of parallel networks, as shown in the following figure.

The PN model is a generalization of both the Bergstrom-Boyce (BB) model, and the Three Network (TN) model. Depending on the selected model structure, the material model can predict alm...