2018. October 11. 10:15
H building, room 306
Institute of Mathematics
Our world is not ideal, in reality the processes are dissipative. The framework of non-equilibrium thermodynamics offers lot of possibilities to derive models, constitutive equations that describe the behavior of a dissipative system. The level of modeling is arbitrary, depends on our choice which is reflected by these models. However, they should be remain as simple as possible to be applicable for practical problems in question.
First, the non-equilibrium thermodynamical background and the structure of equations are discussed. Here mostly the parabolic - hyperbolic properties of the resulted partial differential equations (PDE) are emphasized. The role of boundary conditions and their effect on solutions are also presented through different examples. Such example is related to a particular experimental arrangement called heat pulse (or laser flash) experiment that used to detect different dissipative wave propagation phenomena.
In this presentation the way from generating the equations to their solutions for experiments is presented. It covers analytical solution of a PDE for time dependent boundary condition and a particular numerical method that allows us to eliminate certain boundary conditions and related to the specific structure resulted by non-equilibrium thermodynamics.