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1993

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Visualizing Thermodynamic Stability And Phase Equilibrium Through Computer Graphics , Daniel Charles Coy Jan 1993

Visualizing Thermodynamic Stability And Phase Equilibrium Through Computer Graphics , Daniel Charles Coy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In a landmark paper, J. W. Gibbs introduced a fundamental thermodynamic surface for pure materials and, later, expanded that analysis to mixtures. While Gibbs certainly had images of these surfaces in his mind, he described them in words rather than drawings. Since Gibbs time, a number of researchers have produced representations of these surfaces, but their studies have been limited because of the difficulty of creating and visualizing the data sets required. In this work, computer graphics has been used to visualize a variety of these models for pure, binary, and ternary systems;Fundamental-equation surfaces produced from Legendre transforms of ...