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