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Books (in english)


2. G.P. Beretta, A.F. Ghoniem, and G.N. Hatsopoulos, Editors
Meeting the Entropy Challenge
Edited AIP CP Series Volume 1033, ISBN 978-0-7354-0557-8, Melville, New York, pp. 1-382 (2008). Proceedings of the International Thermodynamics Symposium in Honor and Memory of Professor Joseph H. Keenan, MIT, October 4-5, 2007.

1. E.P. Gyftopoulos and G.P. Beretta
Thermodynamics: Foundations and Applications
Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, pp. 1-658 (1991), with Solutions' Manual, pp. 1-143 (1991)
Reissued by Dover Publications, 2005 and 2010. 756 pages. ISBN 0-486-43932-1.
Book Review by P.T. Landsberg in Nature, Vol. 356, 28 (1992)
Book Review by M. Silvestri in Int. J. Theor. Appl. Mechanics, Vol.28, 354 (1993)
Translation in Greek, published by Tziolas Publications, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007, 1015 pages, ISBN: 978-960-418-137-7.†


Articles in International Journals

 

59. V. Damioli, G.P. Beretta, A. Salvadori, C. Ravelli, and S. Mitola
Multi-physics interactions drive VEGFR2 relocation on endothelial cells
Scientific Reports, in press (2018).

58. L. Rivadossi and G.P. Beretta
Validation of the ASVDADD constraint selection algorithm for effective RCCE modeling of natural gas ignition in air
ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, in press (2018).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4038376

57. G.P. Beretta, Omar Al-Abbasi, and M.R. von Spakovsky
Steepest-entropy-ascent nonequilibrium quantum thermodynamic framework to model chemical reaction rates at an atomistic level
Physical Review E, Vol. 95, 042139 (2017).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.95.042139

56. O. Askari, G.P. Beretta, K. Eisazadeh-Far, and H. Metghalchi
On the thermodynamic properties of thermal plasma in the flame kernel of hydrocarbon/air premixed gases
The European Physical Journal D, Vol.70, 159, 1-22 (2016).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2016-70195-4

55. G.P. Beretta, M. Janbozorgi, and H. Metghalchi
Degree of Disequilibrium Analysis for Automatic Selection of Kinetic Constraints in the Rate-Controlled Constrained-Equilibrium Method 
Combustion and Flame, Vol.168, 342-364 (2016).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2016.02.005

54. A. Montefusco, F. Consonni, and G.P. Beretta
Essential equivalence of the general equation for the nonequilibrium reversible-irreversible coupling (GENERIC) and steepest-entropy-ascent models of dissipation for nonequilibrium thermodynamics 
Physical Review E, Vol. 91, 042138 (2015).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.91.042138

53. S. Cano-Andrade, G.P. Beretta, and M.R. von Spakovsky
Steepest-entropy-ascent quantum thermodynamic modeling of decoherence in two different microscopic composite systems
Physical Review A, Vol. 91, 013848 (2015).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.91.013848

52. G.P. Beretta and E.P. Gyftopoulos
A Novel Sequence of Exposition of Engineering Thermodynamics
ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 137, 021009 (2015).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026385

51. G.P. Beretta and E.P. Gyftopoulos
What is a Chemical Equilibrium State?
ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 137, 021008 (2015).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026384

50. G.P. Beretta and E.P. Gyftopoulos
What is Simple System?
ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 137, 021007 (2015).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026383

49. G.P. Beretta and E.P. Gyftopoulos
What is Heat?
ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 137, 021006 (2015).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026382

48. G.P. Beretta and E.P. Gyftopoulos
Electromagnetic Radiation: A Carrier of Energy and Entropy
ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 137, 021005 (2015).†
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026381

47. G.P. Beretta and E.P. Gyftopoulos
What is the Third Law?
ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 137, 021004 (2015).†
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026380

46. E.P. Gyftopoulos and G.P. Beretta
What is the Second Law?
ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 137, 021003 (2015).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026379

45. G.P. Beretta, P. Iora, and A.F. Ghoniem
Allocating resources and products in multi-hybrid multi-cogeneration: What fractions of heat and power are renewable in hybrid fossil-solar CHP?
Energy: the International Journal, Vol. 78, pp. 587-603 (2014).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.10.046

44. G.P. Beretta
Steepest Entropy Ascent Model for Far-Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics. Unified Implementation of the Maximum Entropy Production Principle
Physical Review E, Vol. 90, 042113 (2014).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.90.042113

43. E. Zanchini and G.P. Beretta
Recent Progress in the Definition of Thermodynamic Entropy
Entropy, Vol. 16, pp. 1547-1570 (2014).
http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/e16031547

42. G.P. Beretta, P. Iora, and A.F. Ghoniem
Allocating electricity production from a hybrid fossil-renewable power plant among its multi primary resources
Energy: the International Journal, Vol. 60, pp. 344-360 (2013).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2013.07.047


41. G.P. Beretta, P. Iora, and A.F. Ghoniem
Novel approach for fair allocation of primary energy consumption among cogenerated energy-intensive products based on the actual local-area production scenario
Energy: the International Journal, Vol. 44, pp. 1107-1120 (2012).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2012.04.047

40. S. FarisŤ, A. Franzoni, P. Poesio, and G.P. Beretta
Heat transfer enhancement by spinodal decomposition in micro heat exchangers
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 42, pp. 38-45 (2012).

http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2012.03.024

39. G.P. Beretta, J.C. Keck, M. Janbozorgi, and H. Metghalchi
The Rate-Controlled Constrained-Equilibrium Approach to Far-From-Local-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Entropy, Vol. 14, pp. 92-130 (2012).
http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/e14020092

38. F. Di Fede, P. Poesio, and G.P. Beretta
Heat transfer enhancement in a small pipe by spinodal decomposition of a low viscosity, liquid-liquid, strongly non-regular mixture
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 55, pp. 897-906 (2012).
http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2011.10.019


37. G.P. Beretta
Quantum thermodynamic Carnot and Otto-like cycles for a two-level system
Europhysics Letters, Vol. 99, 20005 (2012).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/99/20005


36. G.P. Beretta
Maximum entropy production rate in quantum thermodynamics 
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 237, 012004, pp. 1-32 (2010).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/237/1/012004

35. E. Zanchini and G.P. Beretta
Removing Heat and Conceptual Loops from the Definition of Entropy
International Journal of Thermodynamics, Vol. 13, pp. 67-76 (2010).
http://dx.doi.org/10.5541/ijot.1034000283

34. G.P. Beretta
Nonlinear Quantum Evolution Equations to Model Irreversible Adiabatic Relaxation With Maximal Entropy Production and Other Nonunitary Processes
Reports on Mathematical Physics, Vol. 64, pp. 139-168 (2009).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0034-4877(09)90024-6

33. P. Poesio, G.P. Beretta, and T. Thorsen
Dissolution of a Liquid Microdroplet in a Nonideal Liquid-Liquid Mixture Far from Thermodynamic Equilibrium
Physical Review Letters, Vol. 103, 064501 (2009).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.064501

32. G.P. Beretta
The devil is in the Details (Book Review:The demon and the quantum, by R.J. Scully)
Physics Today, November 2008, Vol. 61, p. 57 (2008).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3027993

31. G.P. Beretta
Modeling Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of a Discrete Probability Distribution: General Rate Equation for Maximal Entropy Generation in a Maximum-Entropy Landscape with Time-Dependent Constraints
Entropy, Vol. 10, pp. 160-182 (2008).
http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/entropy-e10030010

30. G.P. Beretta
Nonlinear Generalization of Schroedinger's Equation Uniting Quantum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
International Journal of Applied Thermodynamics, Vol. 11, pp. 49-60 (2008).
http://dx.doi.org/10.5541/ijot.1034000212

29. G.P. Beretta
Axiomatic Definition of Entropy for Nonequilibrium States
International Journal of Applied Thermodynamics, Vol. 11, pp. 39-48 (2008).
http://dx.doi.org/10.5541/ijot.1034000211

28. P. Poesio and G.P. Beretta
Minimal dissipation rate approach to correlate phase inversion data
International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol.34, 684-689 (2008).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2007.12.006

27. P. Poesio, A.M. Lezzi, and G.P. Beretta
Evidence of convective heat transfer enhancement induced by spinodal decomposition
Physical Review E, Vol. 75, 066306 (2007).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.75.066306

26. G.P. Beretta
Well-behaved nonlinear evolution equation for steepest-entropy-ascent dissipative quantum dynamics
International Journal of Quantum Information, Vol. 5, 249-255 (2007).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219749907002700

25. G.P. Beretta
World energy consumption and resources: an outlook for the rest of the century
International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Vol. 7, 99-112 (2007).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijetm.2007.013239 

24. G.P. Beretta
Steepest-entropy-ascent irreversible relaxation towards thermodynamic equilibrium: the dynamical ansatz that completes the Gyftopoulos-Hatsopoulos unified theory with a general quantal law of causal evolution
International Journal of Applied Thermodynamics, Vol. 9, pp. 117-128 (2006).
http://dx.doi.org/10.5541/ijot.1034000175

23. G.P. Beretta
The Hatsopoulos-Gyftopoulos resolution of the Schroedinger-Park paradox about the concept of "state" in quantum statistical mechanics
Modern Physics Letters A, Vol. 21, pp. 2799-2811 (2006).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217732306021840

22. P. Poesio, G. Cominardi, A.M. Lezzi, R. Mauri, and G.P. Beretta
Effects of quenching rate and viscosity on spinodal decomposition
Physical Review E, Vol. 74, 011507 (2006).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.74.011507

21. G.P. Beretta
Nonlinear model dynamics for closed-system, constrained, maximal-entropy-generation relaxation by energy redistribution
Physical Review E, Vol. 73, 026113 (2006).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.73.026113

20. G.P. Beretta
Nonlinear extensions of Schroedinger-von Neumann quantum dynamics: a set of necessary conditions for compatibility with thermodynamics
Modern Physics Letters A, Vol. 20, pp. 977-984 (2005).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217732305017263

19. G.P. Beretta and E.P. Gyftopoulos
Thermodynamic derivations of conditions for chemical equilibrium and of Onsager reciprocal relations for chemical reactors
Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 121, pp. 2718-2728 (2004).
http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1063/1.1756576

18. G.P. Beretta and E. Malfa
Flow and heat transfer in cavities between rotor and stator disks
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 44, pp. 2715-2726 (2003).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0017-9310(03)00065-6

17. A.M.Lezzi, G.P. Beretta, E. Comini, G. Faglia, G. Galli, and G. Sberveglieri
Influence of gaseous species transport on the response of solid state gas sensors within enclosures
Sensors and Actuators B, Vol. 78, pp. 144-150 (2001).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0925-4005(01)00805-X

16. E.P. Gyftopoulos, M.I. Flik, and G.P. Beretta
What is diffusion?
ASME Transactions: Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 116, pp. 136-139 (1994).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2906018

15. E.P. Gyftopoulos and G.P. Beretta
New developments in thermodynamics
Journal of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), Vol. 96, No. 892, pp. 210-214 (1993).

in Japanese. See also the English translation

14. E.P. Gyftopoulos and G.P. Beretta
Entropy generation rate in a chemically reacting system
ASME Transactions: Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 115, pp. 208-212 (1993).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2905995

13. A. Niro and G.P. Beretta
Boiling regimes in a closed two-phase thermosyphon
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 33, pp. 2099-2110 (1990).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0017-9310(90)90112-8

12. G.P. Beretta, A. Niro, and M. Silvestri
Solid slider bearings lubricated by their own melting or sublimation
ASME Transactions: Journal of Tribology, Vol. 109, pp. 296-300 (1987).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.3261355

11. G.P. Beretta
Quantum thermodynamics of nonequilibrium. Onsager reciprocity and dispersion-dissipation relations
Foundations of Physics, Vol. 17, pp. 365-381 (1987).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00733374

10. G.P. Beretta
Steepest entropy ascent in quantum thermodynamics
Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 278, pp. 441-443 (1987).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-17894-5_404

9. G.P. Beretta
A theorem on Lyapunov stability for dynamical systems and a conjecture on a property of entropy
Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol. 27, pp. 305-308 (1986).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.527390

8. E.C. Bedran and G.P. Beretta
General thermodynamic analysis for engine combustion modeling
SAE Paper 850205, SAE Transactions, Vol. 2, pp. 94-104 (1986).
http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/850205

7. G.P. Beretta
Effect of irreversible atomic relaxation on resonance fluorescence, absorption and stimulated emission
International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Vol. 24, pp. 1233-1258 (1985).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00670336

6. G.P. Beretta, E.P. Gyftopoulos, and J.L. Park
Quantum thermodynamics. A new equation of motion for a general quantum system
Nuovo Cimento B, Vol. 87, pp. 77-97 (1985).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02729244
This paper attracted the following leading editorial in Nature: John Maddox, Nature, Vol. 316, 11 (1985).

5. G.P. Beretta
Entropy and irreversibility for a single isolated two-level system. New individual quantum states and new nonlinear equation of motion
International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Vol. 24, pp. 119-134 (1985).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00672647

4. G.P. Beretta, E.P. Gyftopoulos, J.L. Park and G.N. Hatsopoulos
Quantum thermodynamics. A new equation of motion for a single constituent of matter
Nuovo Cimento B, Vol. 82, pp. 169-191 (1984).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02732871

3. G.P. Beretta
On the relation between classical and quantum thermodynamic entropy
Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol. 25, pp. 1507-1510 (1984).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.526322

2. G.P. Beretta, J.C. Keck and M. Rashidi
Turbulent flame propagation and combustion in spark-ignition engines
Combustion and Flame, Vol. 52, pp. 217-245 (1983).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0010-2180(83)90135-9

1. G.P. Beretta and J.C. Keck
Energy and entropy balances in a combustion chamber. Analytical solution
Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 30, pp. 19-29 (1983).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00102208308923609


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