Papers Author: Li-Wu Fan

Total Papers Found: 9

Enhanced thermal conductivity of ethylene glycol-based suspensions in the presence of silver nanoparticles of various sizes and shapes

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Silver (Ag) has the highest thermal conductivity of all metals, making it an attractive nanoparticle for use in heat transfer systems. The shape of nanoparticles influences their thermal conductivity, so ...

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Effects of inclusion size on thermal conductivity and rheological behavior of ethylene glycol-based suspensions containing silver nanowires with various specific surface areas

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The effects of silver nanowire size on the thermal conductivities of ethylene glycol-based nanofluids were investigated experimentally. The effects of altering the loading concentration of nanowires, and altering the temperature ...

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Thermal energy storage performance of paraffin-based composite phase change materials filled with hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets

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A paraffin-based composite phase change material (PCM) was prepared by the addition of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanosheets to melted paraffin wax followed by vigorous stirring. The nanosheets were added ...

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Effects of melting temperature and the presence of internal fins on the performance of a phase change material (PCM)-based heat sink

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Two organic phase change materials (PCMs) were investigated to determine their effects on the thermal management capabilities of electronics. The thermo-physical properties of n-eicosane and 1-hexadecanol were determined experimentally, and ...

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Experimental determination and fractal modeling of the effective thermal conductivity of autoclaved aerated concrete: Effects of moisture content

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Autoclaved aerated concrete was studied because it has potential to be used in the design of energy-efficient buildings. Three different samples were tested, each with a unique density. Of particular ...

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A comprehensive characterization on the structural and thermophysical properties of sintered ore particles toward waste heat recovery applications

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Thermophysical and structural properties of sintered ore particles (SOPs) were determined to expand upon the little documented information there is regarding the properties of these materials. In addition to this, ...

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An experimental investigation of melting of nanoparticle-enhanced phase change materials (NePCMs) in a bottom-heated vertical cylindrical cavity

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A nanoparticle-enhanced phase change material (NePCM) is prepared by the dispersal of carbon nanotubes in 1-dodecanol. The objective of this experiment was to determine if the addition of nanoparticles could ...

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Experimental Measurements of Thermal Conductivity of Wood Species in China: Effects of Density, Temperature, and Moisture Content

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The authors selected 5 types of softwood species and 5 types of hardwood species that are commonly grown and used for construction in China for thermal analysis. Not only was thermal conductivity ...

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Increased Thermal Conductivity of Eicosane-Based Composite Phase Change Materials in the Presence of Graphene Nanoplatelets

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The addition of graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) to a paraffin-based solvent, eicosane was performed at various wt.% and subsequently the synthesized GNP/eicosane composites were analyzed by a variety of machines. ...

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