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Entropy 2016, 18(7), 268; doi:10.3390/e18070268

Mechanothermodynamic Entropy and Analysis of Damage State of Complex Systems

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Scientific and Production Group TRIBOFATIGUE Ltd., Gomel 246050, Belarus
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Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Belarusian State University, Minsk 220030, Belarus
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Academic Editor: Kevin H. Knuth
Received: 13 April 2016 / Revised: 29 June 2016 / Accepted: 8 July 2016 / Published: 20 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exploring the Second Law of Thermodynamics)
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Abstract

Mechanics from its side and thermodynamics from its side consider evolution of complex systems, including the Universe. Created classical thermodynamic theory of evolution has one important drawback since it predicts an inevitable heat death of the Universe which is unlikely to take place according to the modern perceptions. The attempts to create a generalized theory of evolution in mechanics were unsuccessful since mechanical equations do not discriminate between future and past. It is natural that the union of mechanics and thermodynamics was difficult to realize since they are based on different methodology. We make an attempt to propose a generalized theory of evolution which is based on the concept of tribo-fatigue entropy. Essence of the proposed approach is that tribo-fatigue entropy is determined by the processes of damageability conditioned by thermodynamic and mechanical effects causing to the change of states of any systems. Law of entropy increase is formulated analytically in the general form. Mechanothermodynamical function is constructed for specific case of fatigue damage of materials due to variation of temperature from 3 K to 0.8 of melting temperature basing on the analysis of 136 experimental results. View Full-Text
Keywords: entropy; mechanothermodynamics; tribo-fatigue; damage entropy; mechanothermodynamics; tribo-fatigue; damage
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Sosnovskiy, L.A.; Sherbakov, S.S. Mechanothermodynamic Entropy and Analysis of Damage State of Complex Systems. Entropy 2016, 18, 268.

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