Thermodynamics of Multiphase Systems

  • Amir FaghriEmail author
  • Yuwen Zhang


This chapter presents the thermodynamics of multiphase systems, which begins with the fundamentals of equilibrium and stability. This is followed by a discussion of multicomponent multiphase systems and the metastable equilibrium that exists in the multiphase system. This chapter concludes with a discussion of thermodynamics at the interface, surface tension, disjoining pressure and superheat.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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