Non-equilibrium thermodynamics with higher order fluxes: Balance laws and exploitation of the entropy inequality

Vito Antonio Cimmelli, Wolfgang Muschik, Vita Triani


Weakly non-local extended thermodynamics of rigid heat conductors is presented. The two celebrated procedures by Coleman-Noll and Liu for the exploitation of second law of thermodynamics are compared. It is proved that the two procedures are equivalent, if in the Coleman-Noll procedure all relevant equations are taken into account as constraints.

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