Accession Number:

ADA463507

Title:

Constraints on the Grueneisen Theory

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

While the Grueneisen theory was developed from statistical theory, it is unclear which results of statistical mechanics are intrinsically part of the macroscopic Gr neisen theory and which may be dispensed with by users of the macroscopic theory. Several constraints on entropy and specific heat, arising from the Grueneisen theory, are developed herein. Not surprisingly, such constraints are compatible with the underlying statistical theory. Nonetheless, having been derived from macroscopic thermodynamic considerations, they represent constraints that must apply to any macrothermodynamic model expressing the Grueneisen function as being independent of temperature. An alternate formulation for the Grueneisen function is also presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE