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Special Issue "Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Thermodynamics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2023 | Viewed by 359

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Multiphase Flows, Hamburg University of Technology, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: fluid mechanics; heat/mass transfer; direct numerical simulation; turbulence modeling; second law analysis; skin friction reduction; gas turbine; biological and physiological flows; nano- and micro-fluid flows
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1. Institute of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021, China
2. Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Biochemical Technology, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021, China
Interests: computational fluid dynamics; biological and physiological flows; 3D printing; supercritical carbon dioxide; turbomachinery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Second law analysis (SLA) is an important method in thermodynamics for the assessment of irreversible processes. According to SLA, the quality of a process and how reversible it is can only be assessed using the entropy generation rate. Losses in a flow and heat transfer process, from a thermodynamics point of view, are due to the irreversibility of the processes. In order to better understand the physics of these loss-producing mechanisms, fluid mechanic and heat transfer considerations might be complemented by various thermodynamic concepts with respect to the irreversible processes involved. Basically, these are concepts that assess energy by its value in terms of its convertibility from one form to another.

The Special Issue will focus on applying SLA, including the concept of entropy, to both engineering applications and fundamental studies with respect to fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermal dynamics. The purpose is to gather and enhance the knowledge about how numerical and experimental results from SLA should be interpreted. The analysis of irreversibility in traditional flow, heat transfer and thermodynamic processes is one of the main topics of this Special Issue. In addition to traditional problems, irreversible processes in emerging subjects, such as nano- and microfluid flows and biological and physiological flows, are also of great interest.

Dr. Yan Jin
Dr. Changyong Li
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fluid mechanics
  • heat and mass transfer
  • thermodynamics
  • high-accuracy simulations
  • energy generation
  • new measurement techniques
  • entropy generation
  • second law analysis
  • irreversibility

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