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On the Development of Mechanothermodynamics as a New Branch of Physics

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Scientific and Production Group TRIBOFATIGUE Ltd., 246050 Gomel, Belarus
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State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, 220072 Minsk, Belarus
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Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Belarusian State University, 220030 Minsk, Belarus
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Entropy 2019, 21(12), 1188; https://doi.org/10.3390/e21121188
Received: 15 October 2019 / Revised: 21 November 2019 / Accepted: 27 November 2019 / Published: 2 December 2019
This paper aims to substantiate and formulate the main principles of the physical discipline-mechanothermodynamics that unites Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics. Its principles are based on using entropy as a bridge between mechanics and thermodynamics. Mechanothermodynamics combines two branches of physics, mechanics and thermodynamics, to take a fresh look at the evolution of complex systems. The analysis of more than 600 experimental results allowed for determining a unified mechanothermodynamical function of limiting states (critical according to damageability) of polymers and metals. They are also known as fatigue fracture entropy states.
Keywords: Mechanothermodynamics; tribo-fatigue entropy; wear-fatigue damage; stress-strain state; limiting state; damage state; dangerous volume; interaction; irreversible damage Mechanothermodynamics; tribo-fatigue entropy; wear-fatigue damage; stress-strain state; limiting state; damage state; dangerous volume; interaction; irreversible damage
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Sosnovskiy, L.A.; Sherbakov, S.S. On the Development of Mechanothermodynamics as a New Branch of Physics. Entropy 2019, 21, 1188.

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