A Note on the Lambert W Function: Bernstein and Stieltjes Properties for a Creep Model in Linear ViscoelasticityFrancesco Mainardi, Enrico Masina, Juan Luis González-Santander
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The purpose of this note is to propose an application of the Lambert W function in linear viscoelasticity based on the Bernstein and Stieltjes properties of this function. In particular, we recognize the role of its main branch, W0(t), in a peculiar model of creep with two spectral functions in frequency that completely characterize the creep model. In order to calculate these spectral functions, it turns out that the conjugate symmetry property of the Lambert W function along its branch cut on the negative real axis is essential. We supplement our analysis by computing the corresponding relaxation function and providing the plots of all computed functions.