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Temperature Dependence of Thermal Conductivity Enhancement for Nanofluids OPEN ACCESS

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Sarit Kumar Das

Heat Transfer and Thermal Power Lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India 600036

Nandy Putra, Peter Thiesen, Wilfried Roetzel

Institut für Thermodynamik, Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg, D-22039 Germany

J. Heat Transfer 125(4), 567-574 (Jul 17, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1571080 History: Received July 31, 2001; Revised January 21, 2003; Online July 17, 2003
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Volume weighted particle size distribution for Al2O3 particles
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The fluid volume for analysis
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Schematic of the experimental setup
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The test cell construction
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Amplitude attenuation of source temperature oscillation in reference layer and in test fluid
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Enhancement of thermal conductivity at room temperature
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TEM photographs of agglomerated powder of nano particles
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TEM photographs of dispersed nano particles
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Temperature dependence of thermal conductivity enhancement for water—Al2O3 nanofluids
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Enhancement of thermal conductivity of water—Al2O3 nanofluids against particles concentration and temperature and comparison with Hamilton-Crosser 8 model
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Temperature dependence of thermal conductivity enhancement for water—CuO nanofluids
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Effect of particle concentration on the thermal conductivity enhancement of water-CuO nanofluids at different temperature and comparison with Hamilton-Crosser 8 models of 4 and calculated by us




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