Ronald Kriz

Ronald KrizIn thermodynamics, Ronald D. Kriz (1948-) is an American engineer noted for his in depth work and online articles on graphical thermodynamics methods of Willard Gibbs, James Maxwell (Maxwell’s thermodynamic surface), James Thomson (Thomson’s thermodynamic surface), and the recent computer implementation of the latter in the works of Daniel Charles Coy. [1]

In 2007, Kriz, in his “Thermodynamic Case Study: Gibbs’ Thermodynamic Graphical Method”, began detailing some of the graphical thermodynamics representations of Willard Gibbs; the following is an example of Kriz's illustrative work, which shows Maxwell's graphical model based on Gibbs' original graphical method; information highlighted in light blue shows a connection to the equation of state: [2]

Maxwell-Gibbs surface (Kriz 2007)
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See also
Vladimir Arnold
● Frank Wienhold
William Cropper

1. (a) Kriz, Ronald. (2007). “Thermodynamic Case Study: Gibbs’ Thermodynamic Graphical Method”,
(b) Coy, Daniel Charles. (1993). "Visualizing thermodynamic stability and phase-equilibrium through computer graphics", Ph.D. dissertation, Iowa State University.
2. Kriz, Ronald D. (2007). “Thermodynamic Case Study: Gibbs’ Thermodynamic Graphical Method: Envisioning Total Derivatives of a Scalar Function with Two Independent Variables as Raised Surfaces and Tangent Planes.”

External links
Ronald D. Kriz – Virginia Tech.

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