Advanced Thermodynamics

Lecturer: Prof. Claudio Della Volpe

Timetable 2016  

November

Hours

Room

Monday 21

11:00 – 13:00

1 H

Wednesday 23

11:00 – 13:00

2 R

Friday 25

11:00 – 13:00

1 H

Monday 28

11:00 – 13:00

1 P

Wednesday 30

11:00 – 13:00

1 H

December

 

 

Friday 02

11:00 – 13:00

1 H

Monday 05

11:00 – 13:00

1 H

Wednesday 07

11:00 – 13:00

1 H

Monday 12

11:00 – 13:00

1 H

Wednesday 14

(rescheduled lesson)

11:00 – 13:00 1 H

 

Duration

18 hours (2 ECTS)

Tutorials

1)    The Callen approach. Fundamental functions and their properties.

2)    Some correlation with the economy production functions.

3)    The Prigogine approach. The introduction of time.

4)    The stability of a thermodynamic system. The Gibbs approach and the Liapounov approach.

5)    The endoreversible approximation and its applications.

6)    The irreversibility, its possible origin: the gravity hypothesis. (The Smolin-Ben Jacob approach).

7)    The linear regime and its stability. Onsager relations. Minimum entropy production.

8)    The non-linear regime. Oscillating systems. Is there a general evolution criterion? The MEP criterion.

9)    Some practical applications of the irreversible thermodynamics: the Ludder bands, the thermocouple, multicomponent diffusion, electrokinetic phenomena, thermoelectric phenomena, some metallurgy techniques, etc.

10) The surface thermodynamics. From Leonardo to Prigogine models of a surface. The wettability: its equations and its applications. The experimental evaluation of the contact angle. The acid-base theory of the surface tension.

Registration: in order to access the course, please send an e-mail to dicamphd [at] unitn.it