Non-equilibrium thermodynamics, Thermomechanics, geodynamics

Klaus Regenauer-Lieb, Bruce Hobbs, Alison Ord, Dave A. Yuen

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The subject of non-equilibrium thermodynamics is now quite old, dating back to Prigogine, Biot and Truesdell in the 1950's and 1960's. It has had a resurgence in the physical sciences in the past five years largely due to a consolidation of ideas on thermodynamics as a whole and to advances in computer speeds. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics has now advanced to a stage where it forms an umbrella approach to understanding and modelling coupled phenomena in Earth Sciences. Currently, approaches are pioneered independently in geodynamics, seismology, material sciences (solid mechanics), atmospheric and marine sciences (fluid dynamics) and the chemical sciences. We present a first attempt at consolidating some ideas and show a simple example with potential significance for geodynamics, structural geology and seismology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Science - ICCS 2007 - 7th International Conference, Proceedings, Part I
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783540725831
StatePublished - 2007
Event7th International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 27 2007May 30 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4487 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other7th International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2007


  • Geodynamics
  • Slow earthquakes
  • Structural geology
  • Thermodynamics


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