Mechanical behavior of plastic components are not only dependent on the pure load or load case (e.g. bending vs. pure compression), but also on the loading time and temperature. In this paper a simplified viscoelastic deformation model, based on the Findley creep model, has been derived to take these factors into account.

19-15: Deformation Behavior of Cooling Tower Fills

  • Nina Woicke, Enexio Water Technologies GmbH