A Characterization of Conserved Quantities in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
AbstractThe well-known Noether theorem in Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics associates symmetries in the evolution equations of a mechanical system with conserved quantities. In this work, we extend this classical idea to problems of non-equilibrium thermodynamics formulated within the GENERIC (General Equations for Non-Equilibrium Reversible-Irreversible Coupling) framework. The geometric meaning of symmetry is reviewed in this formal setting and then utilized to identify possible conserved quantities and the conditions that guarantee their strict conservation. Examples are provided that demonstrate the validity of the proposed definition in the context of finite and infinite dimensional thermoelastic problems. View Full-Text
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Romero, I. A Characterization of Conserved Quantities in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics. Entropy 2013, 15, 5580-5596.
Romero I. A Characterization of Conserved Quantities in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics. Entropy. 2013; 15(12):5580-5596.Chicago/Turabian Style
Romero, Ignacio. 2013. "A Characterization of Conserved Quantities in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics." Entropy 15, no. 12: 5580-5596.