Thermodynamics of Inelasticity

Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 20)

This chapter is devoted to the manager of the huge manufactory of thermoinelastic Processes—the second law of thermodynamics [Nem75]. Although a sound definition of the most fundamental items like temperature and entropy is not yet well established for thermodynamic processes we have to deal with them in order to hear the orders of this manager.

The subject is so comprehensive that here the most practical point of view must be taken: what are the consequences of the second law that must not be forgotten and how to use them in formulating constitutive equations?


Representative Volume Element Internal Variable Deformation Gradient Irreversible Process Plastic Viscosity 


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© Springer-Verlag New York 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringMarkovic UniversityKragujevacSerbia

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