@article{f4a5eb7183c44fb888d6fd26dec696d2, title = "Entropy generation in a hollow cylinder with temperature dependent thermal conductivity and internal heat generation with convective-radiative surface cooling", abstract = "This article investigates entropy generation in an asymmetrically cooled hollow cylinder with temperature dependent thermal conductivity and internal heat generation. The inside surface of the cylinder is cooled by convection on its inside surface while the outside surface experiences simultaneous convective-radiative cooling. The thermal conductivity of the cylinder as well as the internal heat generation within the cylinder are linear functions of temperature, introducing two nonlinearities in the one-dimensional steady state heat conduction equation. A third nonlinearity arises due to radiative heat loss from the outside surface of the cylinder. The nonlinear system is solved analytically using the differential transformation method (DTM) to obtain the temperature distribution which is then used to compute local and total entropy generation rates in the cylinder. The accuracy of DTM is verified by comparing its predictions with the analytical solution for the case of constant thermal conductivity and constant internal heat generation. The local and total entropy generations depend on six dimensionless parameters: heat generation parameter Q, thermal conductivity parameter β, conduction-convection parameters Nc 1 and Nc 2, conduction-radiation parameter Nr, convection sink temperature δ and radiation sink temperature ζ. {\textcopyright} 2012 Elsevier Ltd.", keywords = "Analytical solution, Asymmetric cooled hollow cylinder, Convection-radiation heat transfer, Entropy generation, Variable thermal conductivity", author = "Mohsen Torabi and A. Aziz", year = "2012", month = dec, doi = "10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2012.10.009", language = "English", volume = "39", pages = "1487--1495", journal = "International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer", issn = "0735-1933", publisher = "Pergamon Press", number = "10", }