Special Issue "Advances in Applied Thermodynamics"

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A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Brian Agnew
Faculty of Engineering and Environmen, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK
Website: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/ee/staff/brianagnew
E-Mail: brian.agnew@ncl.ac.uk
Phone: +44 191 227 3779
Fax: +44 191 227 3066
Interests: turbomachinery; thermal systems; CHP; finite time thermodynamics; entropy generation; exergy analysis of complex systems; combined cycles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concept of entropy originated in the period when thermodynamics was concerned with the conditions under which heat can be converted to work. It was formalized and named (from the Greek εντροπία, transformation) by Rudolf Clausius from considerations of reversible processes. Usually today an irreversible transformation is identified by the Clausius Inequality. In his later work Clausius included irreversible process to derive the Second Law of Thermodynamics as an equality and included a term to account for entropy generation by dissipative processes. A more generalized formulation of the entropy concept, developed by Boltzmann, is associated with disorder or the destruction of the coherence of an initial state. This has been widely adopted in many diverse fields of study including chemistry, biology, cosmology and information science. An indication of the importance of the Second Law of Thermodynamics can be gauged by the following statement made by Sir Arthur Eddington "If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell's equations- then so much the worse for Maxwell's equations. If it is found to be contradicted by observation-well, these experimentalists do bungle things sometimes. But if your theory is found to be against the Second Law of Thermodynamics I can offer you no hope". The Second Law played a key role in the development of Classical Thermodynamics in the 20th century with entropy revealing some essential characteristics of the behavior of matter and energy. In moving away from equilibrium states and adopting mathematical techniques from other branches of science the analysis of Carnot has been extended to include thermodynamic systems with fixed rates or durations and constraints on heat or mass transfer surfaces. This exciting development has established the conditions appropriate to time or rate constrained processes and the conditions for optimal configurations of heat and mass exchange processes. It is clear that such techniques will play an important part in energy saving technologies that are so important today.

Prof. Dr. Brian Agnew
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • finite time thermodynamics
  • entropy generation minimization
  • optimization
  • thermodynamic systems

Published Papers (14 papers)

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Entropy 2014, 16(8), 4375-4391; doi:10.3390/e16084375
Received: 31 March 2014; in revised form: 24 June 2014 / Accepted: 30 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(6), 2959-2989; doi:10.3390/e16062959
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 2 April 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 26 May 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(5), 2850-2868; doi:10.3390/e16052850
Received: 27 February 2014; in revised form: 16 May 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 23 May 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(5), 2890-2903; doi:10.3390/e16052890
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 2 April 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 23 May 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(5), 2433-2453; doi:10.3390/e16052433
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 14 April 2014 / Accepted: 25 April 2014 / Published: 30 April 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(4), 1883-1901; doi:10.3390/e16041883
Received: 27 December 2013; in revised form: 25 February 2014 / Accepted: 13 March 2014 / Published: 26 March 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(3), 1462-1483; doi:10.3390/e16031462
Received: 5 February 2014; in revised form: 20 February 2014 / Accepted: 28 February 2014 / Published: 12 March 2014
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Entropy 2013, 15(11), 4716-4731; doi:10.3390/e15114716
Received: 15 August 2013; in revised form: 15 October 2013 / Accepted: 24 October 2013 / Published: 31 October 2013
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Entropy 2012, 14(10), 1915-1938; doi:10.3390/e14101915
Received: 6 July 2012; in revised form: 8 September 2012 / Accepted: 20 September 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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Entropy 2012, 14(8), 1317-1342; doi:10.3390/e14081317
Received: 24 April 2012; in revised form: 26 June 2012 / Accepted: 9 July 2012 / Published: 27 July 2012
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Entropy 2012, 14(7), 1234-1258; doi:10.3390/e14071234
Received: 23 April 2012; in revised form: 22 June 2012 / Accepted: 2 July 2012 / Published: 12 July 2012
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Entropy 2012, 14(4), 834-847; doi:10.3390/e14040834
Received: 16 January 2012; in revised form: 28 March 2012 / Accepted: 12 April 2012 / Published: 19 April 2012
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Entropy 2012, 14(2), 370-389; doi:10.3390/e14020370
Received: 5 December 2011; in revised form: 30 January 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 21 February 2012
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Entropy 2012, 14(2), 92-130; doi:10.3390/e14020092
Received: 12 October 2011; in revised form: 31 December 2011 / Accepted: 18 January 2012 / Published: 30 January 2012
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