Coupled Problems in Thermodynamics

  • Elena A. IvanovaEmail author
  • Dmitry V. Matias
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 100)


We consider three basic methods adopted in modern thermodynamics. We discuss the state of the art, current problems and development prospects. We also discuss the possibility and necessity of constructing mechanical models of thermal processes and models of other processes of “non-mechanical nature”. Next, we consider one of the possible mechanical models of thermal and electromagnetic processes. In order to illustrate the consequences of this model, we analyze the mutual influence of thermal and electromagnetic waves at the interface between two materials.


Micropolar continuum Cosserat continuum Rotational degrees of freedom Thermodynamics Electrodynamics Wave propagation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Institute of Applied Mathematics and MechanicsSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Laboratory of MechatronicsInstitute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering of Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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