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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2007, Article ID 90672, 21 pages
Research Article

A Mixture Theory for Micropolar Thermoelastic Solids

Faculty of Mathematics, University of Iaşi, Iaşi 700506, Romania

Received 5 August 2007; Accepted 12 November 2007

Academic Editor: J. Richard Barber

Copyright © 2007 C. Galeş. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We derive a nonlinear theory of heat-conducting micropolar mixtures in Lagrangian description. The kinematics, balance laws, and constitutive equations are examined and utilized to develop a nonlinear theory for binary mixtures of micropolar thermoelastic solids. The initial boundary value problem is formulated. Then, the theory is linearized and a uniqueness result is established.