A semi-empirical engineering constitutive law modelling in a unified and continuous manner the main characteristic features of time-dependent materials, including creep, strain softening, relaxation and recovery and tensile brittleness, is briefly reviewed. The model, which contains 13 parameters, is a hereditary single Volterra-type integral representation of material response with stress/strain nonlinearity assumed in the form of a power law, the strain tensor dependent on the entire stress history and the stress-anisotropy/brittleness feature handled by means of a tensile-stress dependent damage function. The capability/versatility of the model is illustrated by examples for several materials.

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