Entropy 2011, 13(2), 542-553; doi:10.3390/e13020542
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Size Effects on the Entropy Production in Oscillatory Flow between Parallel Plates

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Received: 1 January 2011; in revised form: 27 January 2011 / Accepted: 11 February 2011 / Published: 18 February 2011
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Abstract: The heat transfer problem of a zero-mean oscillatory flow of a Maxwell fluid between infinite parallel plates with boundary conditions of the third kind is considered. The local and global time-averaged entropy production are computed, and the consequences of convective cooling of the plates are also assessed. It is found that the global entropy production is a minimum for certain suitable combination of the physical parameters and a discrete set of values of the separation between the parallel plates. The transferred heat at the plates also shows minima in the same discrete set of values of the plates separation.
Keywords: entropy generation; optimization; oscillatory flows; boundary conditions of the third type
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Vazquez, F.; Olivares-Robles, M.A.; Medina, S. Size Effects on the Entropy Production in Oscillatory Flow between Parallel Plates. Entropy 2011, 13, 542-553.

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Vazquez F, Olivares-Robles MA, Medina S. Size Effects on the Entropy Production in Oscillatory Flow between Parallel Plates. Entropy. 2011; 13(2):542-553.

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Vazquez, Federico; Olivares-Robles, Miguel Angel; Medina, Sac. 2011. "Size Effects on the Entropy Production in Oscillatory Flow between Parallel Plates." Entropy 13, no. 2: 542-553.


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