Experimental determination of the effect of varying the fluid on static thermal conductivity of nanofluids

S. Nara, P. Bhattacharya, P. Vijayan, W. Lai, W. Rosenthal, Patrick Phelan, R. S. Prasher, D. W. Song, J. Wang

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Abstract

The heat transfer abilities of fluids can be improved by adding small particles of sizes of the order of nanometers. Recently a lot of research has been done in evaluating the thermal conductivity of nanofluids using various nanoparticles. In our present work we address this issue by conducting a series of experiments to determine the effective thermal conductivity of alumina-nanofluids by varying the base fluid with water and antifreeze liquids like ethylene glycol and propylene glycol. Temperature oscillation method is used to find the thermal conductivity of the nanofluid. The results show the thermal conductivity enhancement of nanofluids depends on viscosity of the base fluid. Finally the results are validated with a recently proposed theoretical model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer Division 2005
Pages755-758
Number of pages4
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2005Nov 11 2005

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Number1
Volume376 HTD
ISSN (Print)0272-5673

Other

Other2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/5/0511/11/05

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Nara, S., Bhattacharya, P., Vijayan, P., Lai, W., Rosenthal, W., Phelan, P., Prasher, R. S., Song, D. W., & Wang, J. (2005). Experimental determination of the effect of varying the fluid on static thermal conductivity of nanofluids. In Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer Division 2005 (1 ed., pp. 755-758). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD; Vol. 376 HTD, No. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2005-81494