Special Issue "Entropy Generation Minimization"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2011)
Prof. Dr. Heinz Herwig
Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, M-21, Denickestr. 17, D-21071 Hamburg, Germany
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Interests: enhancement of heat and mass transfer (fundamental investigations and development of adapted sanctions); critical use of commercial CFD-Software; evaluation of transport phenomena by entropy production considerations; influence of heat transfer on flow stability; fundamental investigations of momentum-, heat- and mass-transfer in components of micro fluid devices; LDV measurements in turbulent separated flows
In almost all technical applications momentum, heat, and/or mass transfer occurs. These transfer processes are subject to "losses", which from a thermodynamic point of view can be identified as losses of exergy (available work). A second law analysis (SLA) is appropriate to identify and to quantify these losses by determining the entropy generation involved. Whenever exergy losses are disadvantageous and should be avoided as far as possible it comes to an "Entropy Generation Minimization". The special issue of Entropy collects studies that account for the entropy generation in this sence in various fields.
- second law analysis
- loss of exergy
- loss of available work