This paper provides a sound thermodynamic foundation for the theory of thermoviscoelectricity. The work is based on a non-equilibrium theory of thermodynamics described by Bree & Beevers  which generalises classical thermodynamics as proposed by Carathéodory . A simple constitutive approach is outlined which can be used to discuss the well-known effects of Peltier, Seebeck and Thomson. A number of stability results for classical solutions to a class of initial-boundary value problems are deduced. © 1985.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Solids and Structures|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|