
Accession Number : AD0635447
Title : ON THE CLAUSIUSDUHEM INEQUALITY.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Personal Author(s) : Gurtin, Morton E. ; Williams,William O.
Report Date : MAR 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : A method of axiomatically deriving a form of the second law of thermodynamics appropriate to continuum mechanics from a general statement of the law is discussed; such a proceedure logically leads to the existence of two temperatures and a modified form of the ClausiusDuhem inequality. It is then shown that for a certain class of materials the inequality can hold only if the two temperatures are always the same and thus that for such materials the usual form of the ClausiusDuhem inequality is appropriate. Finally it is shown that a simple material with memory falls into this class of materials. (Author)
Descriptors : (*INEQUALITIES, *THERMODYNAMICS), (*CONTINUUM MECHANICS, THERMODYNAMICS)
Subject Categories : Thermodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE