Estimation of entropy generation by heat transfer from a liquid in an enclosure to ambient


  • Dibakar Rakshit
  • Ramesh Narayanaswamy
  • Krish P Thiagarajan



Two-phase flow, Entropy generation, Separated flow model, Interface, Diabatic, Mass transfer


This study outlines the estimation of entropy generation of a stored liquid-vapour combination. A salient feature of the present study is the incorporation of a separated flow model for the calculation of entropy generated by a diabatic two phase system. Equations of state corresponding to different thermodynamic equilibria are used for these calculations. Two distinct expressions are proposed for the determination of the total entropy generated by the diabatic saturated two phase system that comprise liquid and ullage regions. The dissipative energy losses in various liquid-ullage systems is quantified through the derived mathematical relations obtained for the overall entropy generated by the system. These developed expressions form the basis of an experimental determination of the entropy generation rate. A parametric study on temperature influencing entropy generation has been performed in the context of different thermal transport mechanisms. The influence of fill levels on entropy generation was also analysed by considering a low and an intermediate filling ratio. The study concluded the influence of central zone of thermodynamic equilibrium with maximum wall convection and minimum concentration gradient on the overall entropy generated by the system. References
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