Accession Number:

AD0722395

Title:

Variational Principles in Heat Transfer: A Unified Lagrangian Analysis of Dissipative Phenomena,

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Corporate Author:

BIOT (M A) NEW YORK

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Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

198.0

Abstract:

The book develops a variational treatment of heat transfer which includes heat conduction and convection. It is intended to provide the foundation of a unified analysis of irreversible processes by methods analogous to those of classical mechanics. This opens the way to a formulation of heat transfer and dissipative phenomena in complex systems by means of Lagrangian-type equations and generalized coordinates. At the same time this approach suggests many approximate procedures and drastic simplifications applicable to the practical solution of a large category of problems in physics and technology. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE