Thermomechanics of the interface between a body and its environment

Fried, Eliot; Gurtin, Morton
October 2007
Continuum Mechanics & Thermodynamics;Oct2007, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p253
Academic Journal
We formulate integral statements of force balance, energy balance, and entropy imbalance for an interface between a body and its environment. These statements account for interfacial energy, entropy, and stress but neglect the inertia of the interface. Our final results consist of boundary conditions describing thermomechanical interactions between the body and its environment. In their most general forms, these results are partial differential equations that account for dissipation and encompass as special cases Navier�s slip law, Newton�s law of cooling, and Kirchhoff�s law of radiation. When dissipation is neglected, our results reduce to the well-known zero-slip, free-surface, zero-shear, prescribed temperature, and flux-free conditions.


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