On the development of fluid models of the differential type within a new thermodynamic framework Academic Article uri icon


  • We assess the status of a fluid of grade two within the context of a new thermodynamic framework that has been put into place that appeals to the maximization of the rate of entropy production for making a choice of constitutive equations from an admissible set. Unlike fluid of the rate type like the Maxwell fluid, the Oldroyd-B fluid or Burgers' fluid, we see that certain modifications need to be made if we have to accommodate differential type fluids such as fluids of grade two. 2008.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Rajagopal, K. R., & Srinivasa, A. R.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Rajagopal, KR||Srinivasa, AR

publication date

  • October 2008