, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 143–147 | Cite as

On the thermodynamics of viscoelastic continua

  • Gianfranco Capriz


The thermodynamic foundations of a theory of permanent deformations are considered: in the axioms, an appropriate definition of free enthalpy plays an essential rôle. Our developments are parallel (but in a certain sense dual) to those which occur in a theory of viscoelastic materials, due to Coleman and Noll.


Enthalpy Mechanical Engineer Civil Engineer Free Enthalpy Viscoelastic Material 
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Si propone una trattazione dei fondamenti della teoria delle deformazioni permanenti (plastiche, dovute a scorrimento a caldo, ecc.), legata a certi postulati termomeccanici dove gioca ruolo essenziale una opportuna definizione di entalpia libera. La trattazione ha un carattere in certo senso “duale” di quella relativa ai continui viscoelastici di Coleman e Noll.


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© Tamburini Editore s.p.a 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianfranco Capriz
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  1. 1.Istituto di Elaborazione della Informazione del C. N. R.Pisa

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