Inderscience Publishers

Influence of Soret and Dufour effects on entropy generation in transient double diffusive convection

0
- By: ,

Courtesy of Inderscience Publishers

The influence of Soret and Dufour effects on entropy generation in transient double diffusive convection of a binary gas mixture for the special case of opposing buoyancy forces with equal intensity is numerically studied. It is an interesting case since it corresponds to minimum entropy generation. For moderate thermal Grashof number (GrT = 104), Soret and Dufour parameters induce a slight increase of entropy generation, for relatively higher thermal Grashof number (GrT = 5 × 104), oscillatory behaviour of entropy generation is obtained. Contributions of Soret and Dufour effects on entropy generation, on heat and mass transfer are discussed.

Keywords: double diffusive convection, entropy generation, numerical methods, Soret effect, Dufour effect, binary gas mixtures, buoyancy forces, heat transfer, mass transfer

Customer comments

No comments were found for Influence of Soret and Dufour effects on entropy generation in transient double diffusive convection. Be the first to comment!