Murshed, S. M. Sohel and Leong, Kai Choong and Yang, Chun (2010) A response to ‘Comments on the effect of liquid layering on the thermal conductivity of nanofluids’, E. Doroodchi, T. M. Evans & B. Moghtaderi, 2009. J Nanopart Res 11(6):1501–1507. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (6). pp. 2007-2010.
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This article provides a response to a recent brief communication ‘Comments on the effect of liquid layering on the thermal conductivity of nanofluids’ by Doroodchi et al. in J Nanopart Res 11(6):1501–1507, 2009. It provides an opportunity for us to clarify the fundamental differences between the models of Yu and Choi (2003) and Leong et al. (2006) mentioned in the communication, followed by an explanation of the development of Leong et al.’s model. While we re-affirm that the model of Leong et al. (2006) was developed based on the right methodology, appropriate boundary conditions and mathematical basis and is therefore valid, there are at least three incorrect equations in Doroodchi et al.’s communication which raise serious doubts on their results calculated from the above models. Hence, the comments by Doroodchi et al. (2009) about the model of Leong et al. (2006) are not well-justified.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Nanofluids - Interfacial nanolayer - Effective thermal conductivity|
|Subjects:||Material Science > Nanostructured materials|
|Deposited On:||02 Aug 2010 12:39|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2010 12:39|
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