By Antony N. Beris
This much-needed monograph offers a scientific, step by step method of the continuum modeling of circulate phenomena exhibited inside fabrics endowed with a fancy inner microstructure, reminiscent of polymers and liquid crystals. through combining the rules of Hamiltonian mechanics with these of irreversible thermodynamics, Antony N. Beris and Brian J. Edwards, popular professionals at the topic, expertly describe the advanced interaction among conservative and dissipative methods. during the e-book, the authors emphasize the assessment of the unfastened energy--largely in line with principles from statistical mechanics--and the right way to healthy the values of the phenomenological parameters opposed to these of microscopic types. With Thermodynamics of Flowing Systems in hand, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists concerned with the theoretical learn of circulation habit in structurally advanced media now have an exceptional, self-contained theoretical framework on which to base their modeling efforts.