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Title: Viscosity and thermal conductivity of nanofluids
Authors: Rudyak, VY
Belkin, AA
Egorov, VV
Tomilina, EA
2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009)
Keywords: Nanofluids
Viscosity
Thermal conductivity
Nanoparticle
Molecular dynamics method
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Brunel University, West London, UK, 01-02 September 2009
Abstract: The purpose of the present work was to study the momentum and energy transport processes in nanofluids by the molecular dynamics (MD) method. The MD-simulation results were compared with known formulae and experimental data. Unlike for suspensions with Brownian and other macroscopic particles, the viscosity and thermal conductivity of nanofluids were found to depend not only on the volume fraction of nanoparticles but also on the mass and radius of nanoparticles. The possible mechanisms of the nanoparticle effect on the transport coefficients of nanofluids are discussed.
Description: This paper was presented at the 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009), which was held at Brunel University, West London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IPEM, the Italian Union of Thermofluid dynamics, the Process Intensification Network, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
Sponsorship: This work was supported in part by the RFBR grant No. 07-08-00164).
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6896
ISBN: 978-1-902316-72-7
978-1-902316-73-4
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