Generalized Entropy Generation Expressions in Gases
AbstractIn this study, we generalize our previous methods for obtaining entropy generation in gases without the need to carry through a specific expansion method, such as the Chapman–Enskog method. The generalization, which is based on a scaling analysis, allows for the study of entropy generation in gases for any arbitrary state of the gas and consistently across the conservation equations of mass, momentum, energy, and entropy. Thus, it is shown that it is theoretically possible to alter specific expressions and associated physical outcomes for entropy generation by changing the operating process gas state to regions significantly different than the perturbed, local equilibrium or Chapman–Enskog type state. Such flows could include, for example, hypersonic flows or flows that may be generally called hyper-equilibrium state flows. Our formal scaling analysis also provides partial insight into the nature of entropy generation from an informatics perspective, where we specifically demonstrate the association of entropy generation in gases with uncertainty generated by the approximation error associated with density function expansions. View Full-Text
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Peters, M.H. Generalized Entropy Generation Expressions in Gases. Entropy 2019, 21, 330.
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Peters, Michael H. 2019. "Generalized Entropy Generation Expressions in Gases." Entropy 21, no. 4: 330.
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