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Nanofluids for heat transfer: an engineering approach

Timofeeva, Elena V and Yu, Wenhua and France, David M and Singh, Dileep and Routbort, Jules L (2011) Nanofluids for heat transfer: an engineering approach. Nanoscale Research Letters, 6 (1). pp. 1-7.


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An overview of systematic studies that address the complexity of nanofluid systems and advance the understanding of nanoscale contributions to viscosity, thermal conductivity, and cooling efficiency of nanofluids is presented. A nanoparticle suspension is considered as a three-phase system including the solid phase (nanoparticles), the liquid phase (fluid media), and the interfacial phase, which contributes significantly to the system properties because of its extremely high surface-to-volume ratio in nanofluids. The systems engineering approach was applied to nanofluid design resulting in a detailed assessment of various parameters in the multivariable nanofluid systems. The relative importance of nanofluid parameters for heat transfer evaluated in this article allows engineering nanofluids with desired set of properties.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:10962
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:16 Jul 2011 07:26
Last Modified:16 Jul 2011 07:26

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