Tuesday, 12 October 2004 - 4:20 PM

This presentation is part of : Rajagopal Symposium

Thermodynamic Hypoelasticity Applied to Fluidization of Mutually Attracting and Repelling Particles

Barry Bernstein, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 10 West 33 Street, Chicago, IL 60616

Substances such as fumed silicone form very small individual particles which appear to attract and repel each other. In the search for a rate theory for the fluidization of such particles, it is advisable to keep in mind that a change in configuration of a swarm of such particles appears to involve storage or release of energy. One such possible theory would be thermodynamic hypoelasticity. To this end, the thermodynamic restrictions on hypoelastic equations are obtained and a theory of such a fluidization is formulated.

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