A closed hydrodynamic approach for a full nonparabolic band model is developed from the maximum entropy principle. Generalized kinetic fields are introduced within a total average-energy scheme. Numerical calculations for bulk and submicron Si structures are found to compare well with those obtained by ensemble Monte Carlo simulators thus validating the proposed approach.

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