Application of Entransy Dissipation Number as Performance Parameter for Heat Exchanger

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Volume-12 Number-6
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Sushant Puranik , Govind Maheshwari


Sushant Puranik , Govind Maheshwari. "Application of Entransy Dissipation Number as Performance Parameter for Heat Exchanger", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V12(6),282-285 June 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


A new physical quantity, entransy has been identified as a basis for optimizing heat transfer processes in terms of the analogy between heat and electrical conduction. This quantity, which will be referred to as entransy, corresponds to the electric energy stored in a capacitor. The entransy is defined as one-half the product of heat capacity and temperature, the effect of entransy consumption rate on the irreversibility of heat transfer process, it can be found that entransy is a state variable, from which a new expression for the second law of thermodynamics is presented; Then by setting entransy consumption rate and power consumption rate as optimization objective and constraint condition for each other. In the heat exchanger, there mainly exist two kinds of irreversibility the first is heat conduction under finite temperature differences and the second is flow friction under finite pressure drops. Hence, rather working on any other aspect we can target to minimize the entransy dissipation number to increase the performance of a heat exchanger. This can be proved experimentally for water -water and oil-water heat exchangers.


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