Special Issue "Entropy Generation in Nanofluid Flows II"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Recent advances in nanotechnology have allowed the development of a new category of fluids named nanofluids. Using nanofluids is a promising method to achieve a higher heat transfer rate in different thermal systems such as heat exchangers. Nanofluid also can be used to develop better oils and lubricants in real applications. In addition, nanofluids can be employed in solar energy systems to enhance the efficiency of these systems and have some applications in medical process such as cancer therapy and safer surgery by heat treatment. Many researches are performed on the thermophysical characteristics of nanofluids and their applications in thermal systems, since 1995.
The entropy generation or second law analysis is a good method for evaluating a thermal system as the ﬁrst law only deals with conservation of energy and does not discuss about possibility of destruction of the useful work during a heat transfer process. This analysis can be employed for the design, optimization, and yield assessment of different thermal devices. The first studies on entropy generation due to nanofluid flow have started from 2010. The aim of this Special Issue is to encourage the researchers to present their latest original researches on entropy generation and exergy analysis for nanofluid thermal systems. Both experimental and numerical methods can be used to perform an entropy generation analysis for these systems. Entropy generation analyses for Newtonian and Non-Newtonian nanofluid flows in simple or complex geometries with different sizes (e.g. micro to conventional) are welcome. Entropy generation analysis for different applications of nanofluids including renewable energy devices, heat exchangers, and medical processes can be considered for review process.
Existing literature indicates that the studies on these topics are still scant. In order to fill this gap, researchers are invited to contribute their original research and review papers in these topics.
Prof. Dr. Giulio Lorenzini
Dr. Omid Mahian
Dr. Saman Rashidi
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- Analytical, experimental, and numerical methods for entropy generation and exergy analysis for nanofluid flow
- Entropy generation and exergy analysis for laminar and turbulent nanofluid flows
- Entropy generation and exergy analysis for Newtonian and non-Newtonian nanofluids
- Entropy generation and exergy analysis for external and internal nanofluid flows
- Entropy generation and exergy analysis for nanofluid flows in solar energy systems
- Entropy generation and exergy analysis for nanofluid flows in medical processes