Theory and Numerics of Open System Thermodynamics

• A general framework for the thermodynamics of open systems is developed in the spatial and the material setting. Special emphasis is placed on the balance of mass which is enhanced by additional source and flux terms. Different solution strategies within the finite element technique are derived and compared. A number of numerical examples illustrates the features of the proposed approach.
• Theorie und Numerik der Thermodynamik Offener Systeme

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