A derivation of the Maxwell-Cattaneo equation from the free energy and dissipation potentials

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A thermodynamic derivation is presented of the Maxwell-Cattaneo equation involving a material time, instead of a partial time, derivative of heat flux. The Ansatz is given by the functionals of free energy and dissipation potentials, relying on an extended state space and a representation theory of Edelen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-810
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009



  • Heat conduction
  • Maxwell1-Cattaneo equation
  • Second sound
  • Thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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