A Variational Framework for Nonlinear Chemical Thermodynamics Employing the Maximum Energy Dissipation Principle.
Maximum energy dissipation principle is employed to nonlinear chemical thermodynamics in terms of distance variable (general displacement) from the global equilibrium, applyong the optimal control interpretation to develop a variational formulation. The cost-like functional was chosen to support the suggestion that such a formulation corresponds to the maximum energy dissipation principle. Using this approach, the variational framework was proposed for a nonlinear chemical thermodynamics, including a general cooperative kinetics model. The formulation is in good agreement with standatd linear nonequilibrium chemical thermodynamics.
Citation : Moroz, A. (2009) A Variational Framework for Nonlinear Chemical Thermodynamics Employing the Maximum Energy Dissipation Principle. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113 (23), pp. 8086-8090