On the treatment of non-reciprocal rate-independent kinetics via thermodynamic extremal principles
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- Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Onsager's Reciprocal Relations between thermodynamic forces and fluxes, for which Onsager was awarded the Nobel Prize, automatically follow from Thermodynamic Extremal Principles. Thus, the principles have been up to now non-applicable for the treatment of experimentally determined or theoretically modeled non-reciprocal systems as e.g. those involving magnetic fields. Recently, we were able to demonstrate that adding of a certain barrier constraint as bilinear form of thermodynamic forces and fluxes accounted by the Thermodynamic Extremal Principles leads to non-reciprocal relations between the thermodynamic forces and fluxes. In this work, we extend this formulation to rate-independent systems possessing non-differentiable dissipation functions. As an application, we show that the non-associated models of pressure dependent plasticity can be obtained in this fashion.