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Hans Christian Öttinger
Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics - A Tool for Applied Rheologists

Appl. Rheol. 9:1 (1999) 17-26

Abstract: GENERIC is reviewed not only as a new general framework for modeling nonequilibrium systems, but also as a new way of thinking about nonequilibrium dynamics. This unified framework of nonequilibrium thermodynamics is shown to be deeply rooted in the ample accumulated experience with nonequilibrium systems and, provided that state variables with slow and fast time-evolution can be separated, the framework can actually be derived. In view of its natural capability of modeling systems on different levels of description, GENERIC is ideal for the highly topical attempts of .bridging scales. in science and engineering. The practical usefulness of GENERIC as a powerful tool in the phenomenological and structure-guided modeling of complex fluids is illustrated through two examples. © 1999 Applied Rheology.

DOI 10.3933/ApplRheol-9-17

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