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Entropy 2014, 16(3), 1756-1807; doi:10.3390/e16031756
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Entropy Principle and Recent Results in Non-Equilibrium Theories

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Received: 30 December 2013; in revised form: 27 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 March 2014 / Published: 24 March 2014
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Abstract: We present the state of the art on the modern mathematical methods of exploiting the entropy principle in thermomechanics of continuous media. A survey of recent results and conceptual discussions of this topic in some well-known non-equilibrium theories (Classical irreversible thermodynamics CIT, Rational thermodynamics RT, Thermodynamics of irreversible processes TIP, Extended irreversible thermodynamics EIT, Rational Extended thermodynamics RET) is also summarized.
Keywords: continuum thermodynamics; entropy principle; rational thermodynamics; classical irreversible thermodynamics; extended irreversible thermodynamics; rational extended thermodynamics; exploitation of second law continuum thermodynamics; entropy principle; rational thermodynamics; classical irreversible thermodynamics; extended irreversible thermodynamics; rational extended thermodynamics; exploitation of second law
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Cimmelli, V.A.; Jou, D.; Ruggeri, T.; Ván, P. Entropy Principle and Recent Results in Non-Equilibrium Theories. Entropy 2014, 16, 1756-1807.

AMA Style

Cimmelli VA, Jou D, Ruggeri T, Ván P. Entropy Principle and Recent Results in Non-Equilibrium Theories. Entropy. 2014; 16(3):1756-1807.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Cimmelli, Vito A.; Jou, David; Ruggeri, Tommaso; Ván, Péter. 2014. "Entropy Principle and Recent Results in Non-Equilibrium Theories." Entropy 16, no. 3: 1756-1807.


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