In this study numerical predictions of local and global entropy generation rates in natural convection in air in a vertical channel symmetrically heated at uniform heat flux are reported. Results of entropy generation analysis are obtained by solving the entropy generation equation based on the velocity and temperature data. The analyzed regime is two-dimensional, laminar and steady state. The numerical procedure expands an existing computer code on natural convection in vertical channels. Results in terms of fields and profiles of local entropy generation, for various Rayleigh number, Ra, and aspect ratio values, L/b, are given. The distributions of local values show different behaviours for the different Ra values. A correlation between global entropy generation rates, Rayleigh number and aspect ratio is proposed in the ranges 10(3) <= Ra <= 10(6) and 5 <= L/b <= 20.

Entropy Generation in Natural Convection in a Symmetrically and Uniformly Heated Vertical Channel / Andreozzi, Assunta; A., Auletta; O., Manca. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER. - ISSN 0017-9310. - STAMPA. - 49:17-18(2006), pp. 3221-3228. [10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2006.01.032]

Entropy Generation in Natural Convection in a Symmetrically and Uniformly Heated Vertical Channel

ANDREOZZI, ASSUNTA
;
2006

Abstract

In this study numerical predictions of local and global entropy generation rates in natural convection in air in a vertical channel symmetrically heated at uniform heat flux are reported. Results of entropy generation analysis are obtained by solving the entropy generation equation based on the velocity and temperature data. The analyzed regime is two-dimensional, laminar and steady state. The numerical procedure expands an existing computer code on natural convection in vertical channels. Results in terms of fields and profiles of local entropy generation, for various Rayleigh number, Ra, and aspect ratio values, L/b, are given. The distributions of local values show different behaviours for the different Ra values. A correlation between global entropy generation rates, Rayleigh number and aspect ratio is proposed in the ranges 10(3) <= Ra <= 10(6) and 5 <= L/b <= 20.
2006
Entropy Generation in Natural Convection in a Symmetrically and Uniformly Heated Vertical Channel / Andreozzi, Assunta; A., Auletta; O., Manca. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER. - ISSN 0017-9310. - STAMPA. - 49:17-18(2006), pp. 3221-3228. [10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2006.01.032]
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