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Keyword: Nanofluids

Total Papers Found: 44

Investigation on Thermal Conductivity, Viscosity and Stability of Nanofluids

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The thermal conductivity, viscosity, and stability of nanofluids were evaluated to determine how varying experimental conditions can affect these properties. It was determined that increasing the concentration, temperature, and time ...

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Thermal Conductivity of Poly-Alpha-Olefin (PAO)-Based Nanofluids

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Three techniques were compared for the determination of thermal conductivity in poly-alpha-olefin (PAO)-based nanofluids. The three methods that were used were the transient hot wire, transient plane source, and ...

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Novel nanofluids based on mesoporous silica for enhanced heat transfer

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The authors have dispersed mesoporous silica (MPSiO2) nanoparticles in water and determined the thermal conductivity for each of the resulting nanofluids. It was determined that the thermal conductivity of the ...

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Combined effect of physical properties and convective heat transfer coefficient of nanofluids on their cooling efficiency

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The authors have developed a model for the estimation of how a nanofluid will work as a coolant without having to perform a number of experiments. The nanofluids used in ...

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Experimental measurement of thermophysical properties of oxide-water nano-fluids down to ice-point

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Two series of nanofluids were prepared by the researchers, using water as the carrier fluid, and Al2O3 and TiO2 as the nanoparticles; up to 6% particle volume fraction was used. ...

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Experimental analysis of heat transfer and friction factor of nanofluid as a coolant in a corrugated plate heat exchanger

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Al2O3 nanofluids were prepared with 2, 3, and 4 vol% Al2O3 nanoparticles in water for use as a coolant in plate heat exchangers. Using the transient plane source (TPS) technique, the ...

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An experimental investigation of enhanced thermal conductivity and expedited unidirectional freezing of cyclohexane-based nanoparticle suspensions utilized as nano-enhanced phase change materials (NePCM)

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Through the addition of copper oxide nanoparticles to cyclohexane in varying concentrations, a series of nano-enhanced phase change materials (NePCM) were prepared. The transient plane source (TPS) technique was used ...

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Analysis of factors influencing thermal conductivity and viscosity in different kinds of surfactant solutions

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Surfactants are often used in nanofluids to help improve dispersion and prevent aggregation of the resident nanoparticles. In this study, the researchers used the transient plane source (TPS) technique to ...

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Techniques for measuring the thermal conductivity of nanofluids: A review

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In this article, the authors look at and compare the different methods that can be used for the measurement of thermal conductivity of nanofluids. These methods include THW and TPS ...

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