Heat flow in rotating relativistic perfect fluids and global thermodynamic parameters
Abstract
A thermodynamic description in general and in special relativity is given for a rotating perfect fluid in stationary motion having stationary axisymmetric heat flow. Sourcefree regions are treated as a whole and the connection between largescale and local thermodynamics, which is assumed to hold, is given. All relevant variables are scalars. Relativistic analogues of classical thermodynamic forces are exhibited, and with them a generalization of Fourier's law. The entropy production and phenomenological heat flow equations are most simply given in terms of the global parameters, whose constant values determine global equilibrium, and whose gradients determine the heat flow.
 Publication:

Modern developments in thermodynamics
 Pub Date:
 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974mdt..conf..237K
 Keywords:

 Axisymmetric Flow;
 Heat Transfer;
 Relativistic Theory;
 Rotating Fluids;
 Synoptic Measurement;
 Thermodynamic Properties;
 Entropy;
 Heat Transmission;
 Relativistic Velocity;
 Relativity;
 Steady State;
 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics