Mixture Invariance and its Applications

  • I. Samohýl
  • M. Šilhavý


This paper shows that the balance equations and the entropy inequality for mixtures have the following property: some partial quantities can be changed in a prescribed way without affecting the form of the basic equations. This property, called here mixture invariance, is used to simplify the constitutive equations of reacting and non-reacting mixtures. Also agreement with the classical thermochemistry of mixtures can be achieved.


Constitutive Equation Equivalent Theory Reference Configuration Total Entropy Entropy Inequality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Samohýl
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Šilhavý
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryInstitute of Chemical TechnologyPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Mathematical InstituteCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic

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