Entropy 2012, 14(5), 880-891; doi:10.3390/e14050880
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Second Law Constraints on the Dynamics of a Mixture of Two Fluids at Different Temperatures

School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, 103 Robinson Hall, Newark, DE 19711, USA
Received: 1 March 2012; in revised form: 24 April 2012 / Accepted: 3 May 2012 / Published: 9 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Concepts of Entropy and Their Applications)
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Abstract: Constitutive laws for multi-component fluids (MCF) is one of the thorniest problems in science. Two questions explored here are: how to ensure that these relations reduce to accepted forms when all but one of the constituents vanishes; and what constraints does the Second Law impose on the dynamics of viscous fluids at different temperatures? The analysis suggests an alternative to the metaphysical principles for MCF proposed by Truesdell [1].
Keywords: entropy; Second Law; mixture theory; constitutive theory; metaphysical principles; ontology

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Kirwan, A.D., Jr. Second Law Constraints on the Dynamics of a Mixture of Two Fluids at Different Temperatures. Entropy 2012, 14, 880-891.

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Kirwan AD, Jr. Second Law Constraints on the Dynamics of a Mixture of Two Fluids at Different Temperatures. Entropy. 2012; 14(5):880-891.

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Kirwan, A. D., Jr. 2012. "Second Law Constraints on the Dynamics of a Mixture of Two Fluids at Different Temperatures." Entropy 14, no. 5: 880-891.

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