Second law analysis of simultaneous heat and mass transfer through non-grey gas radiation within a cylindrical annulus
by Abir Sakly; Akram Mazgar; Faycal Ben Nejma
International Journal of Exergy (IJEX), Vol. 24, No. 2/3/4, 2017

Abstract: A numerical computation is performed to analyse entropy generation due to heat and mass transfer through non-gray gas radiation and forced convection within a cylindrical annulus. The inner cylinder, covered by a thin water film, is assumed to be adiabatic, while the outer one is considered to be isothermal and dry. The conservation equations are solved by applying the finite volume method. The radiative part of this study is solved by the 'Ray Tracing' method through S4 directions in association with the "statistical narrow band correlated-k" model. The results showed that entropy generation increases with dry wall temperature, annulus width and the outer wall emissivity. It is found that the radiative entropy generated at walls presents a clear dominance compared to entropy generated due to heat conduction, gas radiation and mass diffusion. It is justified that using a thin water film offers greater potential for protecting the inner wall against overheating.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Oct-2017

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