Free Energies on Special Classes of Material

  • Giovambattista Amendola
  • Mauro Fabrizio
  • John Murrough Golden


We present in this chapter functionals that are free energies, provided certain assumptions on the relaxation function are valid. In the first section, the general nonisothermal model introduced in Chapter 6 is considered, while in subsequent sections, these functionals are discussed for materials introduced in Chapters 7, 8.


Free Energy Special Classis Minimal State Relaxation Function Restricted Classis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovambattista Amendola
    • 1
  • Mauro Fabrizio
    • 2
  • John Murrough Golden
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica Applicata “U. Dini”University of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.School of Mathematical SciencesDublin Institute of TechnologyDublin 8Ireland

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