Balance Equations in Continuum Physics

  • Adrian MunteanEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


In this chapter, we present the basic equations of continuum physics both in global and local formulations. The local balance laws together with the global Clausius–Duhem inequality define the class of admissible thermodynamic processes. Boundary conditions and discontinuities appear as prominent issues. We give a few examples of constitutive equations for the stress tensor and for the transport fluxes. A set of worked-out practical modeling scenarios is emphasized.


Global and local balance laws Admissible thermodynamic processes Practical modeling examples 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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