The thermoviscoelastic rheological properties of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) used to embed solar cells have to be accurately described to assess the deformation and the stress state of photovoltaic (PV) modules and their durability. In the present work, considering the stress as dependent on a noninteger derivative of the strain, a two-parameter model is proposed to approximate the power-law relation between the relaxation modulus and time for a given temperature level. Experimental validation with EVA uniaxial relaxation data at different constant temperatures proves the great advantage of the proposed approach over classical rheological models based on exponential solutions.
|Titolo:||An accurate thermoviscoelastic rheological model for Ethylene Vinyl Acetate based on fractional calculus|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|