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Dynamics of dissipative ordered fluids

Sonnet, A.M. and Virga, E.G. (2001) Dynamics of dissipative ordered fluids. Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics, 64 (3). 031705-1. ISSN 1063-651X

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Abstract

A variational principle is proposed that allows to derive the equations of motion for a fluid with a general microstructure described by a tensorial order parameter. The only constitutive ingredients are the densities of the free energy and the dissipation, both subject to appropriate invariance requirements. As an illustration, it is shown how the hydrodynamic theory for uniaxial nematic liquid crystals can be derived within this setting.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4561
Keywords: fluids, dissipative ordered fluids, liquid crystals, mathematics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Subjects: Science > Chemistry
Science > Mathematics
Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2007
    Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 12:03
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4561

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