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Maximum Dissipation Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and its Geometric Structure

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Maximum Dissipation Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and its Geometric Structure

Maximum Dissipation Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and its Geometric Structure By Henry W. Haslach Jr. (auth.)
2011 | 297 Pages | ISBN: 1441977643 | PDF | 4 MB


Maximum Dissipation Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and its Geometric Structure explores the thermodynamics of non-equilibrium processes in materials. The book develops a general technique to construct nonlinear evolution equations describing non-equilibrium processes, while also developing a geometric context for non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Solid materials are the main focus in this volume, but the construction is shown to also apply to fluids. This volume also: • Explains the theory behind a thermodynamically-consistent construction of non-linear evolution equations for non-equilibrium processes, based on supplementing the second law with a maximum dissipation criterion • Provides a geometric setting for non-equilibrium thermodynamics in differential topology and, in particular, contact structures that generalize Gibbs • Models processes that include thermoviscoelasticity, thermoviscoplasticity, thermoelectricity and dynamic fracture • Recovers several standard time-dependent constitutive models as maximum dissipation processes • Produces transport models that predict finite velocity of propagation • Emphasizes applications to the time-dependent modeling of soft biological tissueMaximum Dissipation Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and its Geometric Structure will be valuable for researchers, engineers and graduate students in non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the mathematical modeling of material behavior.