Mathematical Thermodynamics of Complex Fluids

Cetraro, Italy 2015

  • John M. Ball
  • Eduard Feireisl
  • Felix Otto
  • Eduard Feireisl
  • Elisabetta Rocca

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2200)

Also part of the C.I.M.E. Foundation Subseries book sub series (LNMCIME, volume 2200)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John M. Ball
    Pages 1-46
  3. Eduard Feireisl
    Pages 47-100
  4. Felix Otto, Steffen Pottel, Camilla Nobili
    Pages 101-145
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 147-148

About this book


The main goal of this book is to provide an overview of the state of the art in the mathematical modeling of complex fluids, with particular emphasis on its thermodynamical aspects. The central topics of the text, the modeling, analysis and numerical simulation of complex fluids, are of great interest and importance both for the understanding of various aspects of fluid dynamics and for its applications to special real-world problems.  New emerging trends in the subject are highlighted with the intent to inspire and motivate young researchers and PhD students.


Complex fluids Continuum Mechanics Liquid Crystals Partial Differential Equations Viscous Fluids

Authors and affiliations

  • John M. Ball
    • 1
  • Eduard Feireisl
    • 2
  • Felix Otto
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics AS CRPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den NaturwissenschaftenLeipzigGermany

Editors and affiliations

  • Eduard Feireisl
    • 1
  • Elisabetta Rocca
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics AS CR PragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

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