Thermodynamics of hypoelasticity Academic Article uri icon


  • A thermodynamic framework for hypoelasticity is constructed based on a modified Gibbs Function which depends on the stress deviator and specific volume. In the hypoelastic equations considered here, the stress deviator is obtained from a rate equation involving the corotational derivative and coefficients which depend on the invariants of the stress deviator as well as specific volume. Non-negative entropy production is enforced, leading to a non-dissipative condition in the sense that entropy is produced only by heat transfer. The resulting conditions lead to relations among the coefficients in the rate equation. These relations underdetermine the coefficients, so that there is leeway in specifying these coefficients. An example of a set of rate equations which satisfy the thermodynamics is presented. © 2007 Birkhaeuser.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bernstein, B., & Rajagopal, K.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • August 2007