Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Alumina, ballistic phonon motion, Brownian Motion, clustering, Heat Transfer, layering, mass difference scattering, microfluid, Nanofluid, Phonon scattering, Thermal Boundary Resistance, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS)
Abstract: This article examined how a variety of mechanisms (layering, Brownian motion, clustering, ballistic phonon motion, thermal boundary resistance, and mass difference scattering) affect the thermal conductivity of alumina based nanofluid. The thermal conductivity values were found using the transient plane source (TPS) method and the measurements were taken from a Hot Disk TPS 2500S instrument. It was found that mass difference scattering provided the most effective mechanism for reducing the thermal conductivity of the alumina based nanofluid.
Reference: Energy (2016), 116:786-794