## The Thermomechanics of Nonlinear Irreversible Behaviors: An IntroductionIn this invaluable book, macroscopic irreversible thermodynamics is presented in its realm and its splendor by appealing to the notion of internal variables of state. This applies to both fluids and solids with or without microstructures of mechanical or electromagnetic origin. This unmatched richness of essentially nonlinear behaviors is the result of the use of modern mathematical techniques such as convex analysis in a clear-cut framework which allows one to put under the umbrella of “irreversible thermodynamics” behaviors which until now have been commonly considered either not easily covered, or even impossible to incorporate into such a framework.The book is intended for all students and researchers whose main concern is the rational modeling of complex and/or new materials with physical and engineering applications, such as those accounting for coupled-field, hysteresis, fracture, nonlinear-diffusion, and phase-transformation phenomena. |

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### Contents

A postDuhemian thermodynamics | 1 |

H A Simon The Sciences of the Artificial MIT Press Cambridge Mass | 12 |

THERMOSTATICS AND THERMODYNAMICS | 17 |

VARIOUS THERMODYNAMICS | 47 |

THERMODYNAMICS WITH INTERNAL VARIABLES | 77 |

GENERAL FRAMEWORK | 107 |

VISCOSITY IN COMPLEX FLUIDS | 129 |

VISCOPLASTICITY AND PLASTICITY | 167 |

THERMODYNAMICS OF FRACTURE | 197 |

NONEQUILIBRIUM THERMODYNAMICS | 223 |

WAVES AND REACTIONDIFFUSION | 295 |

PhaseTransition Front | 313 |

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The Thermomechanics of Nonlinear Irreversible Behaviors: An Introduction Gérard A Maugin Limited preview - 1999 |

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