Entropy generation in thermal systems with solid structures: a concise review

Torabi, M., Zhang, K., Karimi, N. and Peterson, G. P. (2016) Entropy generation in thermal systems with solid structures: a concise review. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 97, pp. 917-931. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.03.007)

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Abstract

Analysis of thermal systems on the basis of the second law of thermodynamics has recently gained considerable attention. This is, in part, due to the fact that this approach along with the powerful tools of entropy generation and exergy destruction provides a unique method for the analysis of a variety of systems encountered in science and engineering. Further, in recent years there has been a surge of interest in the thermal analysis of conductive media which include solid structures. In this work, the recent advances in the second law analyses of these systems are reviewed with an emphasis on the theoretical and modelling aspects. The effects of including solid components on the entropy generation within different thermal systems are first discussed. The mathematical methods used in this branch of thermodynamics are, then, reviewed. This is followed by the conclusions regarding the existing challenges and opportunities for further research.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Karimi, Dr Nader
Authors: Torabi, M., Zhang, K., Karimi, N., and Peterson, G. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Publisher:Pergamon Press (Elsevier Science)
ISSN:0017-9310
ISSN (Online):1879-2189
Published Online:15 March 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier
First Published:First published in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 97:917-931
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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