# Relaxation of a Discrete Maxwell Model

Relaxation of a Discrete Maxwell Model

The discrete Maxwell model has been used extensively in the rheological characterization of foods and agricultural products subjected to uniaxial deformation. This Demonstration shows how properties and relative weights of the model elements affect the relaxation curve’s shape in linear, log-linear, and log-log plots. It also shows how elements with short and long relaxation times affect the same curve’s shape when viewed on different time scales.