Patel, Hrishikesh E. and Sundararajan, T. and Pradeep, T. and Dasgupta, A. and Das, Sarit K. (2005) A micro-convection model for thermal conductivity of nanofluids. Pramana, 65 (5). pp. 863-869.
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Increase in the specific surface area as well as Brownian motion are supposed to be the most significant reasons for the anomalous enhancement in thermal conductivity of nanofluids. This work presents a semi-empirical approach for the same by emphasizing the above two effects through micro-convection. A new way of modeling thermal conductivity of nanofluids has been explored which is found to agree excellently with a wide range of experimental data obtained by the present authors as well as the data published in literature
|Subjects:||Material Science > Nanochemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2009 10:39|
|Last Modified:||02 Apr 2009 10:39|
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