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Natural convection of nano-fluids

Putra , N. and Roetzel , W. and Das , S. K (2003) Natural convection of nano-fluids. Heat and Mass Transfer, 39 (8-9). pp. 775-784. ISSN 0947-7411 (Print) 1432-1181 (Online)

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Fluids with nano size solid particles suspended in them have been given the name nano-fluid which in recent studies have shown tremendous promise as heat transfer fluids. However, before suggesting such fluids for applications a thorough knowledge of physical mechanism of heat transfer in such fluids is wanted. The present study deals with one such aspect of natural convection of nano fluids inside horizontal cylinder heated from one end and cooled from the other. An apparently paradoxical behaviour of heat transfer deterioration was observed in the experimental study. Nature of this deterioration and its dependence on parameters such as particle concentration, material of the particles and geometry of the containing cavity have been investigated. The fluid shows characters distinct from that of common slurries.

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:5617
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:11 Aug 2009 07:20
Last Modified:11 Aug 2009 07:20

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