Riv.Mat.Univ.Parma (4) 16 (1990) - Parte I


A note on Toupin's functional for dielectric materials

Pages 85-95
Received: 26 February 1990  

Abstract Starting from the classical axpression of the electrostatic energy is possible to define a new functional called the eletric free enthalpy for dieletric bodies. Toupin's varational principle can be derived from this enthalpy.