Modeling interfacial dynamics using nonequilibrium thermodynamics frameworks
1 Food Physics Group, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
2 Polymer Physics, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
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Revised: 23 April 2013
Published online: 17 June 2013
In recent years several nonequilibrium thermodynamic frameworks have been developed capable of describing the dynamics of multiphase systems with complex microstructured interfaces. In this paper we present an overview of these frameworks. We will discuss interfacial dynamics in the context of the classical irreversible thermodynamics, extended irreversible thermodynamics, extended rational thermodynamics, and GENERIC framework, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of these frameworks.
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