FIN GEOMETRY FOR MINIMUM ENTROPY GENERATION IN FORCED CONVECTION.

THIS PAPER ESTABLISHES A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE MINIMIZATION OF ENTROPY GENERATION (THE WASTE OF EXERGY, OR USEFUL ENERGY) IN EXTENDED SURFACES (FINS). THE ENTROPY GENERATION RATE FORMULA FOR A GENERAL FIN IS DERIVED FIRST. BASED ONTHIS GENERAL RESULT, ANALYTICAL METHODS AND GRAPHIC RESULTSARE DEVELOPED FOR SELECTING THE OPTIMUM DIMENSIONS OF PIN FINS, RECTANGULAR PLATE FINS, PLATE FINS WITH TRAPEZOIDAL CROSS SECTION, AND TRIANGULAR PLATE FINS WITH RECTANGULAR CROSSSECTION.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • POULIKAKOS, D; BEJAN, A

Published Date

  • 1982

Published In

  • J HEAT TRANSFER TRANS ASME

Volume / Issue

  • V 104 / N 4

Start / End Page

  • 616 - 623

Citation Source

  • SciVal