Thermodynamic approach to generalized continua

Peter Ván, Arkadi Berezovski, Christina Papenfuss

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Governing equations of dissipative generalized solid mechanics are derived by thermodynamic methods in the Piola-Kirchhoff framework using the Liu procedure. The isotropic small-strain case is investigated in more detail. The connection to the Ginzburg-Landau type evolution, dual internal variables, and a thermodynamic generalization of the standard linear solid model of rheology is demonstrated. Specific examples are chosen to emphasize experimental confirmations and predictions beyond less general approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-420
Number of pages18
JournalContinuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • Dual internal variables
  • Generalized solid mechanics
  • Liu procedure
  • Thermodynamic rheology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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