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Pressure laws and fast Legendre transform

By P. Helluy and H. Mathis


Abstract. In this paper we investigate algorithms based on the Fast Legendre Transform (FLT) in order to compute tabulated Equation Of State (EOS) for fluids with phase transition. The equation of state of a binary mixture is given by an energy minimization principle. According to the miscible or immiscible nature of the mixture, the energy of the system is either a convex envelope or an inf-convolution of the energies of the two phases. Because these operations are closely linked to Legendre Transform, it is possible to construct O(N) algorithms that compute efficiently these operations, where N is the number of points in the table. In addition, it appears that the natural mathematical tool for studying mixture thermodynamics in the Legendre space is the max-plus algebra theory

Year: 2014
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