Geometrically nonlinear continuum thermomechanics coupled to diffusion: a framework for case II diffusion

McBride, A. T. , Bargmann, S. and Steinmann, P. (2011) Geometrically nonlinear continuum thermomechanics coupled to diffusion: a framework for case II diffusion. In: Markert, B. (ed.) Advances in Extended and Multifield Theories for Continua. Series: Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics (59). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 89-107. ISBN 9783642227370 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-22738-7_5)

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This chapter introduces a geometrically nonlinear, continuum thermomechanical framework for case II diffusion: a type of non-Fickian diffusion characterized by the wave-like propagation of a low-molecular weight solvent in a polymeric solid. The key objective of this contribution is to derive the coupled system of governing equations describing case II diffusion from fundamental balance principles. A general form for the Helmholtz energy is proposed and the resulting constitutive laws are derived from logical, thermodynamically consistent argumentation. The chapter concludes by comparing the model developed here to various others in the literature. The approach adopted to derive the governing equations is not specific to case II diffusion, rather it encompasses a wide range of applications wherein heat conduction, species diffusion and finite inelastic effects are coupled. The presentation is thus applicable to the generality of models for non-Fickian diffusion: an area of increasing research interest.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McBride, Professor Andrew
Authors: McBride, A. T., Bargmann, S., and Steinmann, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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