Recently, a group of scientists introduced a new quantity for the analysis of heat transfer problems. They called it entransy since according to their understanding it is both, an indication of the nature of energy as well as that of the heat transfer ability. This concept is critically assessed on the background of two questions: Is entransy as an extension of the well established theory of heat transfer consistent with this classical approach? And: Is there a real need for the extension of the classical theory by introducing entransy as a quantity that was missing in the past?
Do We Really Need “Entransy”? A Critical Assessment of a New Quantity in Heat Transfer Analysis
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received August 8, 2013; final manuscript received November 18, 2013; published online February 18, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Oronzio Manca.
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Herwig, H. (February 18, 2014). "Do We Really Need “Entransy”? A Critical Assessment of a New Quantity in Heat Transfer Analysis." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. April 2014; 136(4): 045501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4026188
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