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Entropy: Thermodynamics – Energy – Environment – Economy

Entropie : thermodynamique – énergie – environnement – économie

Entropie - ISSN 2634-1476 - © ISTE Ltd

Aims and scope

Objectifs de la revue

In 1965, the first edition of the journal Entropie announced that thermodynamics was the basis for many industrial applications, but also for advanced techniques (aerospace, particle and universe physics, metrology). It is a science of energy and entropy, a branch that studies the properties of materials and fluids, conversion processes.


But since then, it has also become clear that thermodynamics and energy have a major role in the living world and its evolution. This aspect is therefore an integral part of the themes of this journal, as well as the relationship with the environment and the economy: are we not talking about thermo-economics, climate change with the temperature drift, a thermodynamic notion if ever there was one?


In summary, the "new edition" of Entropie confirms the previous major fundamental and applied themes, but also opens up to various everyday applications in our societies, and offers new sections on the living world, on the economy (thermo-economics) and the environment through a systemic approach.

Le premier éditorial de la revue Entropie annonçait, en 1965, que la thermodynamique est à la base de nombreuses applications industrielles, mais aussi de techniques de pointe (aérospatial, physique des particules et de l’univers, métrologie). Elle est une science de l’énergie et de l’entropie, branche qui étudie les propriétés des matériaux et des fluides, les processus de conversion.


Mais depuis lors, il est aussi apparu que la thermodynamique et l’énergie avait un rôle majeur dans le monde du vivant et de son évolution. Cet aspect fait donc partie intégrante des thèmes de la revue, de même que la relation à l’environnement et l’économie : ne parle-t-on pas de thermo économie, de changement climatique avec la dérive en température, notion thermodynamique s’il en est.


En résumé, la « nouvelle édition » d’Entropie confirme les thèmes majeurs antérieurs fondamentaux et appliqués, mais y ajoute une ouverture sur des applications diffuses de tous les jours dans nos sociétés, et de nouvelles rubriques du côté du monde du vivant, puis de l’économie (thermo-économie) et de l’environnement par une approche systémique.

Journal issues


Volume 20- 1

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Issue 2
Issue 4

Recent articles

Evaluation of large eddy simulation models in a turbulent channel flow asymmetrically heated : from integral values comparison to covariances analysis

This study deals with numerical simulation of anisothermal flows in gas pressurized solar receiver. A turbulent air flow, in a bi-periodical channel, at low Mach number and high Reynolds number is considered. A posteriori (...)

Ablation of ice bloc by a hot water jet – Application to SFR safety

Ablation of an ice bloc by a hot water jet is studied to understand the physical phenomena involved in the process, the final goal is to design SFR’s core-catcher. The system studied is comprised of a water jet and a (...)

Device for measuring the longitudinal effective thermal conductivity of strands adapted to different stages of carbonization

A device for for fibers axial thermal conductivity measurement has been developed and modeled by finite elements. The numerical model made it possible to minimize the radiative losses. Thermal conductivity measurements have (...)

In situ measurement of the heat transfer coefficient on a building wall surface: h-measurement device based on a harmonic excitation

This paper presents a novel in situ measurement method of the total heat transfer coefficient on a building wall. The device developed is based on harmonic thermal load of the wall surface. In situ tests of the method were (...)

LIF measurements resolved in time of temperature and thickness of a liquid film with surface instability flowing down an inclined surface

An optical measurement technique has been developped to characterize the heat transfer in a falling liquid film with surface instabilities, which is flowing down an inclined plane. The waves traveling at the free surface (...)

Experimental and numerical thermophysical characterization methods applied to an old brick wall in dynamic conditions

The objective of this work is to improve knowledge on the thermo-physical characterization of building walls by comparing three numerical methods on an experimental masonry brick wall. The approach consist in a parametric (...)

Models and irreversibilities of the energy conversion systems

This paper looks at the models used in the studies of energy conversion systems performances. These models are defined in respect of whether or not internal or/and external irreversibility is present. There are four types: (...)

What can mathematical modelling contribute to the mastery of bio-printing?

Bio-printing from additive manufacturing technologies is developing in terms of scientific research because with this recent technology it would be possible, with stem cells from people with serious diseases, to one day (...)

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Michel FEIDT
Université de Lorraine

Vice Editor in Chief

Philippe GUIBERT
Sorbonne Université


Université de Gabès

Université de Franche-Comté

George DARIE
Université Politehnica de Bucarest
Lazlo KISS
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Université Rovira i Virgili
Gianpaolo MANFRIDA
Université de Florence
Phillipe MATHIEU
Université de Liège
Université de Toulouse


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