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Thermodynamic potentials and phase change for transport systems

Morphet, R.; (2010) Thermodynamic potentials and phase change for transport systems. (CASA Working Papers 156). Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

“Thermodynamics of the City” (Wilson 2008) poses the question, in relation to the doubly constrained trip distribution model –What is Z?- where Z is the partition function. To answer this question the entropy maximising procedure of Jaynes(1957) is employed, the partition function derived and expressions given for Helmholtz free energy, for more general free energies and for specific heat. Phase changes are identified using these measures. The implications of these results are discussed and the possibility of a spatially based exergy analysis is suggested .

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Thermodynamic potentials and phase change for transport systems
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/publications/workingPape...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/20361
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