J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr8-223-Pr8-230
Ordering and transport in generalized continua with arbitrary order parametersP.M. Mariano and G. Augusti
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Roma, Italy
With reference to two phase solids, Gurtin lias recently formulated a unified framework for Ginzburg-Landau's and Cahn-Hilliard's equations. The present paper deals with its possible extension to generalized continua described by arbitrary tensor-order parameters. The role of the configurational entropy is discussed in detail. Such an entropy allows to obtani kinetic rules even in the theoretical limit case of frictionless materials.
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