Second Law Analysis of Mixed Convection in a Laminar, Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow through a Vertical Channel

Rama Subba Reddy Gorla
2011 ISRN Applied Mathematics  
The fully developed mixed convection of non-Newtonian laminar flow through a vertical channel is investigated. The boundary conditions of uniform and unequal temperature prescribed at the channel walls are considered. The velocity and temperature fields are obtained by analytically solving the momentum and energy balance equations. The velocity and temperature distributions are used to calculate the entropy generation number (), the irreversibility ratio (Φ), and the Bejan number (Be) for
more » ... l values of the viscous dissipation parameter (), the viscosity index (), and the appropriate dimensionless coordinates. The results show us the regions of high entropy generation.
doi:10.5402/2011/287691 fatcat:tp32a3ffy5hxtadsf2fhstnz2e