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A Note on the Correspondence Between Certain Nanofluid Flows and Standard Fluid Flows

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Mustafa Turkyilmazoglu

Department of Mathematics, Hacettepe University,
Beytepe, Ankara 06532, Turkey
e-mail: turkyilm@hacettepe.edu.tr

Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received November 26, 2013; final manuscript received September 22, 2014; published online November 18, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Oronzio Manca.

J. Heat Transfer 137(2), 024501 (Feb 01, 2015) (3 pages) Paper No: HT-13-1600; doi: 10.1115/1.4028807 History: Received November 26, 2013; Revised September 22, 2014; Online November 18, 2014

This note introduces a rescaling approach that greatly simplifies the evaluation of flow and physical parameters such as skin friction and heat transfer rate in recent single phase nanofluids research for which the nanofluids begin to create a non-Newtonian fluid after 5–6% volumetric concentration of nanoparticles. Much of the task is hence reduced to a particular case for a chosen fluid. By the help of specified transformations, the nanofluid results can be obtained from known properties of regular fluid. Such rescaling is shown to work well for the rotating disk boundary layer flow in nanofluid, and thus sheds light upon the future studies of this kind when further physical mechanism are taken into account.

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Variations of (a) c and (b) cθ, with respect to nanoparticle volume fraction ϕ for certain nanofluids given in Table 1



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