Mesoscopic continuum mechanics applied to liquid crystals

  • W. Muschik
  • C. Papenfuss

Abstract

Beyond the usual 5-field theory (basic fields: mass density, velocity, internal energy), additional variables are needed for the unique description of complex media. Beside the conventional method of introducing additional fields by their balances, an other procedure, the mesoscopic theory, is here discussed and applied to liquid crystals.

Published
2019-07-30
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