Special Issue "Entropy Generation and Heat Transfer"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: thermodynamics; statistical physics; heat engines
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Special Issue in Entropy: Thermodynamic Optimization of Heat Devices, Stability and Control
The evaluation of entropy generation has been a research issue since the foundation of Thermodynamics as a physical theory related to the analysis and performance of heat devices. As a matter of fact, the cornerstone Clausius theorem of Thermodynamics ascribed entropy generation to unavoidable irreversibilities of real processes, which do not allow heat devices to perform the quasistatic upper bound efficiency.
The aim of the evaluation of entropy generation requires the proposal of models that feature heat transfer processes, taking into account the finite size of actual devices and the finite speeds of real processes. Moreover, the eventual optimization of a suitable functional with respect to the characteristic parameters of the model, allows to obtain more realistic bounds for the performance of real heat devices.
This purpose to describe accurately efficient real-life devices has brought a great variety of models and optimization criteria according to the different nature and scales of the involved processes: from quantum, to macroscopic passing through mesoscopic levels. Then, for this Special Issue aimed to provide a panoramic view (including physics, engineering oriented papers and others) of the research carried out in this field, submissions related with modeling and optimization of real heat devices are welcome.Prof. Dr. José Miguel Mateos Roco
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- Heat devices
- Mesoscopic energy converters
- Quantum heat devices
- Finite time thermodynamics
- Irreversible thermodynamics
- Energy dissipation
- Finite size constraints
- Finite time contraints
- Quantum thermodynamics
- Thermodynamic optimization
- Entropy generation minimization
- Stochastic thermodynamics