Entropy Production in the Theory of Heat Conduction in Solids
AbstractThe evolution of the entropy production in solids due to heat transfer is usually associated with the Prigogine’s minimum entropy production principle. In this paper, we propose a critical review of the results of Prigogine and some comments on the succeeding literature. We suggest a characterization of the evolution of the entropy production of the system through the generalized Fourier modes, showing that they are the only states with a time independent entropy production. The variational approach and a Lyapunov functional of the temperature, monotonically decreasing with time, are discussed. We describe the analytic properties of the entropy production as a function of time in terms of the generalized Fourier coefficients of the system. Analytical tools are used throughout the paper and numerical examples will support the statements. View Full-Text
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Zullo, F. Entropy Production in the Theory of Heat Conduction in Solids. Entropy 2016, 18, 87.
Zullo F. Entropy Production in the Theory of Heat Conduction in Solids. Entropy. 2016; 18(3):87.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zullo, Federico. 2016. "Entropy Production in the Theory of Heat Conduction in Solids." Entropy 18, no. 3: 87.
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