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Abstract: The use of the transient hot wire method has previously displayed that the thermal conductivity of fluids can be significantly increased by introducing nano-particles. The paper discusses the known methods for predicting the thermal conductivity and finding correlations amongst data. When preforming initial simulations employing the Finite Element Method (FEM), this paper shows that there is still substantial experimental progress to be made in the research of nanofluids.

Reference: January 2006 International Journal of Thermophysics 27(4):999-1017

DOI: 10.1007/s10765-006-0078-6