The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Local Equilibrium Assumption
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 74)
As well known, the entropy is the suitable extensive variable to express the second law of thermodynamics. Writing the entropy balance equation as:the second law prescribes a positive value to the entropy production, whatever the irreversible process inside the system may be. In other words, the inequality:vanishing for a reversible change (equilibrium process), is always valid.
KeywordsEntropy Production Convection Flow Local Equilibrium Order Quantity Equilibrium Process
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- J.C. Legros, Thèse de doctorat, Chimie Physique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1971.Google Scholar
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