A Connection Between Transport Phenomena and Thermodynamics

Ross Swaney, R. Byron Bird


Although students take courses in transport phenomena

and thermodynamics, they probably do not ask whether these two

subjects are related. Here we give an answer to that question.

Specifically we give relationships between the equations of change

for total energy, internal energy, and entropy of transport

phenomena and key equations of equilibrium thermodynamics. It is

revealing to see how the irreversible processes of heat conduction

and viscous flow in going from one thermodynamic state to another

are accommodated in the derivation of dUTdSpdV.

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