System of Particles of Several Size Classes

  • Eugene BarskyEmail author
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 93)


A definition of entropy for critical two-phase flows is given. The most probable state of the system is defined. It is shown that a system is in its most probable configuration, if the number of its admissible configurations is maximal. Principal properties of this entropy are examined. The notions for chaotizing factor are formulated. A connection between statistical parameters of the system and parameters of separation curves affinization is validated from this standpoint. One more parameter, mobility factor of a two-phase flow is introduced. Statistical identities for such systems are examined. Entropy connection with governing characteristics of two-phase flows is established.


Entropy System configuration Ensemble of systems Chaotizing factor Mobility factor Uncertainty of a system Paradox Irreversibility Stratification Identity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jerusalem College of EngineeringRamat Beit Ha-KeremIsrael

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