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Influence of Dufour effect on entropy generation in double diffusive convection

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The influence of Dufour effect on entropy generation in double diffusive convection is numerically investigated in this paper. The dimensionless total entropy generation is evaluated as a function of: the buoyancy ratio N, a parameter characterising the solutal buoyancy forces by report to the thermal ones; the Dufour parameter KF, a parameter characterising the influence of the diffusion-thermo effect; the thermal Grashof number. More details of the investigation is focused for the special case when N = −1.

Keywords: heat transfer, mass transfer, entropy generation, thermodynamics, irreversible processes, cavity, numerical methods, Dufour effect, double diffusive convection, exergy

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