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Thermodynamics of Fluids Under Flow

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Title: Thermodynamics of Fluids Under Flow
Author: Casas-Vazquez, Criado-Sancho, D., J., Jou, M.
ISBN: 354067845X / 9783540678458
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 242
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Year: 2001
Availability: In Stock
     
 
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The book analyzes the thermodynamic aspects of several phenomena induced by flow in fluid systems. It begins with a macroscopic formulation of the thermodynamic theory, within the framework of extended irreversible thermodynamics, and compares it with other non-equilibrium approaches. These macroscopic results are examined from a microscopic point of view for different systems, namely, ideal gases, non-ideal gases and dilute polymer solutions. The thermodynamic approach is applied to the analysis of shear-induced changes in the phase diagram of polymer solutions, to shear-induced diffusion and to chemical reactions under flow. It is also compared with the dynamical approach based on the detailed evolution equations. The book may be especially useful for researchers in non-equilibrium thermodynamics or non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and in polymer physics or materials sciences.

Preface

Chapter 1 : Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and Rheology
Chapter 2 : Ideal Gases
Chapter 3 : Non-ideal Fluids
Chapter 4 : Polymeric Solutions
Chapter 5 : Non-Equilibrium Chemical Potential and Shear-Induced Effects
Chapter 6 : Comparison of Thermodynamical and Dynamical Approaches
Chapter 7 : Thermodynamic Couplings Between Flow and Diffusion
Chapter 8 : Chemical Reactions and Polymer Degradation Under Flow
Chapter 9 : Concluding Remarks and Perspectives

Appendices
A. Survey of Experimental Information
B. Liquid Crystals
C. Summary of Vector and Tensor Notation
D. Useful Integrals in the Kinetic Theory of Gases
E. Some Physical Constants
Subject Index

 
 
 
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