Adiabatic processes and constraints in thermoelasticity
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An approach to the thermomechanics of thermoelastic solids based on the notion of multiple natural states and the use of adiabatic processes is presented. Using a statement of the second law attributed to Kelvin for certain special cycles, the work done in adiabatic cycles of deformation is shown to be non-positive. With these and other assumptions on the nature of thermoelastic solids, the existence of an entropy function and the absolute temperature scale is demonstrated.
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Rajagopal, K. R., & Srinivasa, A. R.