Thermodynamics of Solidifying or Melting Viscoelastic Material

  title={Thermodynamics of Solidifying or Melting Viscoelastic Material},
  author={Zdellek P. Baianc}
  • Zdellek P. Baianc
Investigated are thermodynamic restrictions on rate-type creep laws .for porous materials which slowly solidify while carrying load (aging of concrete. I.e., ,radual filling of pores in concrete by hydration products) or slowly melt (gradual dehydration of concrete at high temperature). Thermodynamic potentials (Helmholtz free energy and complementary or Gibbs free energy) are determined. The chemical dissipation of elastic energy is calculated and the con~ition of its positiveness .is proposed… CONTINUE READING