A description of thermodynamics for continuum mechanical systems is presented in the coordinate-free language of exterior calculus. First, a careful description of the mathematical tools that are needed to formulate the relevant conservation laws is given. Second, following an axiomatic approach, the two thermodynamic principles will be described, leading to a consistent description of entropy creation mechanisms on manifolds. Third, a specialization to Fourier-Navier-Stokes fluids will be carried through.
|Journal||Physics of fluids|
|Early online date||26 Oct 2022|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2022|