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1. Bronson, Sydney. Assessing the Minimum Entropy Production Rate Principle for Multiphase Flow Using the Thermodynamically Constrained Averaging Theory Approach.

Degree: Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2014, University of North Carolina

The thermodynamically constrained averaging theory (TCAT) approach was used to derive a general model for multiphase flow in porous media. Additionally, an entropy inequality was derived which provides an expression for the entropy production rate of the system. Non-equilibrium thermodynamic theory aims to characterize systems away from equilibrium where irreversible processes produce entropy, while classical thermodynamics characterizes equilibrium states. The maximum entropy principle of classical thermodynamics allows equilibrium states to be described using entropy, and the minimum entropy production rate principle (MEPRP) attempts to serve the same role for non-equilibrium systems at steady-state. The MEPRP is highly debated and has not been investigated for hydrologic systems, so to serve this purpose, simplifying assumptions were applied to the multiphase flow model to arrive at a standard model for unsaturated flow: Richards' equation. Then, using two common pressure-saturation-permeability models, Richards' equation was numerically simulated and found to satisfy the MEPRP under infiltration conditions. Advisors/Committee Members: Bronson, Sydney, Gray, William, Miller, Cass T., Whalen, Stephen.

Subjects/Keywords: Environmental sciences; Environmental engineering; Gillings School of Global Public Health; Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

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APA (6th Edition):

Bronson, S. (2014). Assessing the Minimum Entropy Production Rate Principle for Multiphase Flow Using the Thermodynamically Constrained Averaging Theory Approach. (Thesis). University of North Carolina. Retrieved from https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:f1bba815-78da-4aca-952d-e13bfb646ec4

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Bronson, Sydney. “Assessing the Minimum Entropy Production Rate Principle for Multiphase Flow Using the Thermodynamically Constrained Averaging Theory Approach.” 2014. Thesis, University of North Carolina. Accessed January 21, 2021. https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:f1bba815-78da-4aca-952d-e13bfb646ec4.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Bronson, Sydney. “Assessing the Minimum Entropy Production Rate Principle for Multiphase Flow Using the Thermodynamically Constrained Averaging Theory Approach.” 2014. Web. 21 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Bronson S. Assessing the Minimum Entropy Production Rate Principle for Multiphase Flow Using the Thermodynamically Constrained Averaging Theory Approach. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2014. [cited 2021 Jan 21]. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:f1bba815-78da-4aca-952d-e13bfb646ec4.

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Council of Science Editors:

Bronson S. Assessing the Minimum Entropy Production Rate Principle for Multiphase Flow Using the Thermodynamically Constrained Averaging Theory Approach. [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2014. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:f1bba815-78da-4aca-952d-e13bfb646ec4

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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