Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Cylindrical Cell Method, Hot Disk Thermal Constants Analyzer, Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Liquids, Nanofluids, Steady-State Parallel-Plate Method, Technique, TEM, Temperature Oscillation Technique, Thermal Comparator Method, Thermal Conductivity, THW, Transient Hot-Wire, Transient Hot-Wire (THW) Technique, Transmission electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray Diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), XRD
Abstract: 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 among other transient and steady-state methods. This was investigated due to the large differences in thermal conductivity that were being reported for the same nanofluid from different laboratories around the world. It was determined that the system/method used the most to measure the thermal conductivity of nanofluids was the THW technique. The authors present the pros and cons of the different methods.
Reference: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (2010) 1913-1924