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Abstract: 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 the study were four water based metallic oxides. These nanofluids were compared to water in terms of thermal conductivity to determine if they would be a good coolant. The model that was developed involved the calculation of the highest wall temperature in a heated channel based on the assumption that a fluid is flowing through the channel freely, and that there is constant heat flux. No significant benefit was observed at equal pumping power when nanofluids were used compared to when water was used.

Reference: International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 68 (2015) 32-42

DOI: 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2015.08.011