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Continua described by a microstructural field

  • Eliot Fried
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Abstract

Using a balance law for microforces and an appropriate statement of the second law of thermodynamics, a framework is provided for continuum theories that involve a microstructural variable. Examples of specific physical theories that fall within that framework—spanning internal state-variable theories for plasticity and polymeric solutions, order-parameter based theories for phase transitions, and various theories for liquid crystals-are given.

Keywords

Phase Transition Mathematical Method Polymeric Solution Base Theory Physical Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliot Fried
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  1. 1.Dept of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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