The effect of nanoparticles on laminar heat transfer in a horizontal tube
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN 0017-9310, Vol. 69, 77-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Heat transfer coefficient in laminar flow of water-based alumina, titania and carbon nanotube nanofluids in a straight pipe with constant heat flux at the wall have been investigated independently by two universities. The nanoparticles affect the thermo-physical properties of the suspensions, however, nanopartides presence and movement due to Brownian diffusion and thermophoresis seemed to have insignificant effect on heat transfer coefficient. The Nusselt number of all investigated nanofluids followed standard heat transfer correlations developed for liquids within +/- 10% suggesting that all investigated nanofluids can be treated as homogenous fluids. Different methods of comparison between heat transfer coefficient in nanofluids and base fluid are also critically discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 69, 77-91 p.
Nanofluid, Heat transfer coefficient, Laminar flow
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-141055DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2013.10.003ISI: 000329552900009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84887105815OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-141055DiVA: diva2:695696
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, NMP-2008-1.2-1
QC 201402122014-02-122014-02-072015-01-26Bibliographically approved