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Special Issue "Entropy Production in Turbulent Flow"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Bianco

Department of Mechanical, Energy, Management and Transportation Engineering, University of Genoa, Via All'Opera Pia 15/A, 16145 Genua, Italy
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Phone: +39 010 353 2872
Interests: heat transfer; numerical simulation; entropy generation
Guest Editor
Dr. Bernardo Buonomo

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione. Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Via Roma 29, Aversa (CE) 81031, Italy
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Phone: +39 0815010358
Interests: entropy generation; convective heat transfer; heat transfer by nanofluids; thermal storage; heat transfer in porous media; heat transfer in microchannel
Guest Editor
Dr. Omid Mahian

Beihang University, Beijing, China
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Phone: +66-633355250
Interests: flow and heat transfer; nanofluids
Guest Editor
Dr. Anatoliy Khait

Institute of Civil Engineering, Ural Federal University, 19 Mira St., Ekaterinburg 620002, Russia
School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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Phone: +972 58 782 15 75
Interests: computational fluid dynamics; heat transfer; water waves mechanics
Guest Editor
Dr. Mattia De Rosa

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin
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Phone: +353 01 716 1728
Interests: heat transfer simulation; energy efficiency; building modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The importance of the study of turbulent flows is well known, as they are typical in industrial applications. There are many studies in the literature dealing with the analysis of turbulent flows for different configurations, on the other hand many aspects need further investigation.

The focus of this special issue is on the study of the entropy generation in turbulent flows from the theoretical or applicative point of views.

Entropy generation can be used as a practical framework for design and optimization of devices characterized by turbulent flows, in order to improve their efficiency, as in the case of combustion chambers, vortex tubes, turbulence promoters and porous media. This could be an area worth of investigation, in order to promote the utilization of entropy generation analysis in the engineering practice.

Furthermore, theoretical investigation is necessary to provide simple approaches for the estimation of entropy generation in numerical models, for example when turbulence models other than k-ɛ are taken into account.

These are only two examples of areas worth investigations and the present special issue is open to consider high quality papers dealing with other aspects of entropy production in turbulent flows.

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Bianco
Dr. Bernardo Buonomo
Dr. Omid Mahian
Dr. Anatoliy Khait
Dr. Mattia De Rosa
Guest Editors

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  • turbulent flow
  • entropy generation
  • irreversible processes
  • exergy
  • heat transfer
  • viscous flow
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • heat transfer in porous media
  • nanofluids
  • convection heat transfer
  • oceanic and terrestrial circulation
  • porous media
  • irreversible processes
  • oceanic
  • terrestrial circulation

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Open AccessArticle Entropy Production on the Gravity-Driven Flow with Free Surface Down an Inclined Plane Subjected to Constant Temperature
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
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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
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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. Full article
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