ANALYSIS OF ENTROPY GENERATION FOR MIXED CONVECTION FLUID FLOW IN A TRAPEZOIDAL ENCLOSURE USING THE MODIFIED BLOCKED REGION METHOD
Meysam Atashafrooz, Mohsen Shafie (DOI: 10.24874/jsscm.2020.14.02.07
In this research, analysis of entropy generation for mixed convection fluid flow in a trapezoidal enclosure is numerically investigated. To achieve this goal, the influences of Grashof number, Reynolds number and inclination angle of enclosure side walls on the distributions of the velocity and temperature fields and the values of entropy generation and Bejan numbers are examined with full details. The Boussinesq approximation is used to calculate the buoyancy force. Also, the entropy generation numbers are calculated according to the second law of thermodynamics. In addition, the modified blocked region method is applied to accurately simulate the diagonal walls of the trapezoidal enclosure. The results of numerical solution show that the maximum values of the flow irreversibility in the whole computational domain of the enclosure are related to the case with the highest values of Grashof number, Reynolds number and inclination angle of side walls.