"entransy," and its lack of content in physics


Journal Article

Here, I show that "entransy" has no meaning in physics, because, at bottom, it rests on the false claim that in order to transfer heat to a solid body of thermodynamic temperature T, the heat transfer must be proportional to T. Entransy "dissipation" is a number proportional to well known measures of irreversibility such as entropy generation and lost exergy (destroyed available work). Furthermore, the "principle of entransy dissipation minimization" adds nothing to existing work based on minimum entropy generation, minimum thermal resistance, and constructal law. The broader trend illustrated by the entransy hoax is that it is becoming easy to take an existing idea, change the keywords, and publish it as new. © 2014 by ASME.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bejan, A

Published Date

  • May 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 136 / 5

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-8943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1115/1.4026527

Citation Source

  • Scopus