Thumbnail Image

Concepts of Mesoscopic Continuum Physics With Application to Biaxial Liquid Crystals

Muschik, Wolfgang; Ehrentraut, Harald; Papenfuss, Christina

The mesoscopic concept in continuum mechanics consists of extending the domain of the balance equations by the set of mesoscopic variables and of introducing a local distribution function of these variables as a statistical element. The balance equations defined on this extended domain and an example concerning liquid crystals of biaxial molecules are discussed.
Published in: Journal of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, 10.1515/JNETDY.2000.011, De Gruyter
  • Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
  • This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.