Title: Entropy generation and irreversibility analysis of a compressible gas flow inside a two-dimensional uniform microchannel

Authors: Khaleel Al Khasawneh

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, 22110, Jordan

Abstract: The entropy generation for steady, compressible gas flow inside two-dimensional rectangular microchannel at slip flow regime with constant walls temperature has been investigated. The obtained solutions of the flow field are used to evaluate the entropy generation, Bejan number and irreversibility ratio inside the microchannel. Finally, the influence of Knudsen number, Brinkman number, aspect ratio, and pressure ratio on entropy generation rate and irreversibility were presented.

Keywords: rectangular microchannel; irreversibility; entropy generation; compressible gas flow; slip flow; Bejan number.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2018.093897

International Journal of Exergy, 2018 Vol.27 No.1, pp.1 - 20

Received: 01 Dec 2017
Accepted: 26 Feb 2018

Published online: 08 Aug 2018 *

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