Kinematics and conservation of mass

  • John C. Slattery


This chapter as well as appendix A may be thought of as introductory for the main story that I have to tell. In appendix A, I introduce the mathematical language that we shall be using in describing phenomena at phase interfaces. In this chapter, I describe how the motions of real multiphase materials can be represented using the continuum point of view. To bring out the principal ideas as clearly as possible, I have chosen to confine my attention in these first chapters either to a material composed of a single species or to a material in which there are no concentration gradients. The conditions under which these results are applicable to multicomponent materials will be clear later.


Phase Interface Reference Configuration Current Configuration Common Line Precursor Film 
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  1. Slattery, J. C. C., “Momentum, Energy, and Mass Transfer in Continua,” McGraw-Hill, NY (1972); second edition, Robert E. Krieger, Malabar, FL 32950 (1981).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Slattery
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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