Constitutive Assumptions and the Second Law

  • Bernard D. Coleman
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 73)


Let a fixed reference configuration R be assigned for the body B under consideration, and identify each of the material points X of B with the place in space that X occupies when B has the configuration R. A thermodynamic process of B is a collection of functions of and time compatible with the laws of balance of momentum and energy.


Heat Flux Unit Mass Material Point Deformation Gradient Helmholtz Free Energy 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard D. Coleman
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  1. 1.Carnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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