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Entropy Production on the Gravity-Driven Flow with Free Surface Down an Inclined Plane Subjected to Constant Temperature

Department of Chemical and Environmental Technology, Inha Technical College, Incheon 22212, Korea
Entropy 2018, 20(4), 293; https://doi.org/10.3390/e20040293
Received: 22 March 2018 / Revised: 13 April 2018 / Accepted: 16 April 2018 / Published: 17 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy Production in Turbulent Flow)
The long-wave approximation of a falling film down an inclined plane with constant temperature is used to investigate the volumetric averaged entropy production. The velocity and temperature fields are numerically computed by the evolution equation at the deformable free interface. The dynamics of a falling film have an important role in the entropy production. When the layer shows an unstable evolution, the entropy production by fluid friction is much larger than that of the film with a stable flat interface. As the heat transfers actively from the free surface to the ambient air, the temperature gradient inside flowing films becomes large and the entropy generation by heat transfer increases. The contribution of fluid friction on the volumetric averaged entropy production is larger than that of heat transfer at moderate and high viscous dissipation parameters. View Full-Text
Keywords: falling film; entropy; long-wave approximation falling film; entropy; long-wave approximation
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Lee, J. Entropy Production on the Gravity-Driven Flow with Free Surface Down an Inclined Plane Subjected to Constant Temperature. Entropy 2018, 20, 293.

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