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Title: Experimental evaluation of heat transfer coefficient for nanofluids
Authors: Menale, Carla
D' annibale, Francesco
Mariani, Andrea
Bubbico, Roberto
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Nanofluids;Heat transfer;Base fluid;Laminar;Turbolent
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID12
Abstract: The paper reports the results of heat transfer experimental tests on nanofluids. Measurements were performed in a two-loop test rig for immediate comparison of the thermal performances of the nanofluid with the base-fluid. The convective heat transfer was evaluated in a circular pipe heated with uniform heat flux and with flow regimes from laminar to turbulent. Tests have been performed to compare the heat transfer capability of nanofluids and water at the same velocity or Reynolds number , and they have been compared with values calculated from widely used correlations. In particular ten different nanofluids and three base fluids (in addition to the water) have been used. The analysis of the experimental data shows a different behavior depending on the parameter used in the comparison, and, as a consequence, the addition of nanoparticles to the heat transfer fluid can result advantageous or not, depending on the specific point of view. Furthermore some classical correlations have been used to estimate the heat transfer coefficients, and the analysis shows that they are able to provide good agreement with the experimental data both for the nanofluid and water.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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