This second part of Continuum Thermodynamics is designed to match almost one-to-one the chapters of Part I. This is done so that the reader studying thermodynamics will have a deepened understanding of the subjects covered in Part I. The aims of the book are in particular: the illustration of basic features of some simple thermodynamical models such as ideal and viscous fluids, non-Newtonian fluids, nonlinear solids, interactions with electromagnetic fields, and diffusive porous materials. A further aim is the illustration of the above subjects by examples and simple solutions of initial and boundary problems as well as simple exercises to develop skills in the construction of interdisciplinary macroscopic models.
Introduction; Geometry of Deformations of Solids; Kinematics of Continua in Different Descriptions; Balance Equations; Some Solutions for Fluids and Solids; Stability; Thermomechanical Problems; Extended Thermodynamics and Hyperbolicity; Defects; Acoustic Waves; Interaction of Ponderable Bodies with Electromagnetic Fields; Mechanics of Porous Materials; Thermodynamics of Poroelastic Materials with the Balance Equation of Porosity; Final Remarks; Appendices: Basic Notions of Euclidean Geometry (Extension of Part I); Integral Transforms and Green Functions.