A continuum theory of deformation and flow is presented, that is based on the principle of conservation of mass, the first and second law of thermodynamics, the concepts of a local thermodynamic state and of a local geometric natural reference state, a principle of determinism and on a postulate concerning the production of entropy. As special cases are considered gases, elastic materials, simple solids and liquids. Stress is in this theory a thermodynamically defined quantity.


Energy Dissipation Internal Energy Thermodynamic State Thermodynamic System Dissipation Function 


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  • J. F. Besseling
    • 1
  1. 1.DelftNetherlands

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