It is shown that the identification of the Lagrange multiplier conjugated to the viscous pressure tensor that was proposed in a previous paper [Physica A 233 (1996) 163-174] on information theory applied to fluids under flow yields for the orientational distribution function of dilute dumbbell solutions a result which coincides, for potential flows, with the solution of the microscopic kinetic equations. The implications for a nonequilibrium thermodynamics under flow are discussed. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1999|
- Extended irreversible thermodynamics
- Information theory
- Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics
- Polymer solutions