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 publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Pages755-758
Number of pages4
Volume376 HTD
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2005Nov 11 2005

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

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Thermal conductivity
Fluids
Propylene Glycol
Ethylene Glycol
Aluminum Oxide
Glycols
Ethylene glycol
Propylene
Alumina
Viscosity
Nanoparticles
Heat transfer
Water
Liquids
Experiments
Temperature

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., ... Wang, J. (2005). Experimental determination of the effect of varying the fluid on static thermal conductivity of nanofluids. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD (1 ed., Vol. 376 HTD, pp. 755-758) https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2005-81494

Experimental determination of the effect of varying the fluid on static thermal conductivity of nanofluids. / Nara, S.; Bhattacharya, P.; Vijayan, P.; Lai, W.; Rosenthal, W.; Phelan, Patrick; Prasher, R. S.; Song, D. W.; Wang, J.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. Vol. 376 HTD 1. ed. 2005. p. 755-758.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nara, S, Bhattacharya, P, Vijayan, P, Lai, W, Rosenthal, W, Phelan, P, Prasher, RS, Song, DW & Wang, J 2005, Experimental determination of the effect of varying the fluid on static thermal conductivity of nanofluids. in American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. 1 edn, vol. 376 HTD, pp. 755-758, 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005, Orlando, FL, United States, 11/5/05. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2005-81494
Nara S, Bhattacharya P, Vijayan P, Lai W, Rosenthal W, Phelan P et al. Experimental determination of the effect of varying the fluid on static thermal conductivity of nanofluids. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. 1 ed. Vol. 376 HTD. 2005. p. 755-758 https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2005-81494
Nara, S. ; Bhattacharya, P. ; Vijayan, P. ; Lai, W. ; Rosenthal, W. ; Phelan, Patrick ; Prasher, R. S. ; Song, D. W. ; Wang, J. / Experimental determination of the effect of varying the fluid on static thermal conductivity of nanofluids. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. Vol. 376 HTD 1. ed. 2005. pp. 755-758
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