Convective heat transfer of alumina nanofluids in a microchannel

Saeid Vafaei, Dongsheng Wen

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Abstract

This work reports an experimental study of convective heat transfer of aqueous alumina nanofluids in a horizontal microchannel under laminar flow condition. The variation of local heat transfer coefficients, in both entrance and developed flow regime, is obtained as a function of axial distance. The heat transfer coefficient of nanofluids is found to be dependent upon not only nanoparticle concentration but also mass flow rate. Different to the behavior in conventional-sized channels, the major heat transfer coefficient enhancement is observed in fully developed region in microchannels. Discussions of the results suggest that the heterogeneous nature of nanoparticle flow should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC 14
Pages585-589
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC 14 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 8 Aug 201013 Aug 2010

Publication series

Name2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC 14
Volume6

Conference

Conference2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC 14
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period8/08/1013/08/10

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