On the thermodynamics and stability of deformable dielectrics

C. E. Beevers, R. E. Craine

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A brief derivation of the equations for deformable dielectrics is presented. The basic theory generalises that due to Toupin [1], for it contains thermomechanical interactions and viscous dissipation within a non-equilibrium thermodynamic framework recently constructed by Bree and Beevers [2]. Some asymptotic and Lyapounov stability results are established for initial-boundary value problems in the linearised theory using extended energy arguments. Similar arguments are then applied to produce analogous stability results for small electro-mechanical perturbations superimposed on a large static deformation and a strong magnetic field. © 1981 Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-256
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Scientific Research
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1981


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