A phenomenological theory is proposed for the diffusion of a dilute solution of a gas in a thermoelastic solid. It is assumed that the thermomechanical behavior of the solid is unaffected by the presence of the gas. Axiomatic statements on the existence of equations of state are avoided and the classical results of linear irreversible thermodynamics are obtained. In the second part, a transport theory is developed for the gas by using the conservation laws of mass, linear momentum and internal energy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||47|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1977|