Witharana, S, Chen, H, Ding, Y, Jin, Y and Kim, C (2009) Predicting thermal conductivity of nanofluids based on suspension viscosity. In: Information and Automation for Sustainability, 2008. ICIAFS 2008. 4th International Conference on. 4th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, Colombo. IEEE , 234 - 239 . ISBN 978-1-4244-2899-1
A methodology to predict the thermal conductivity of nanofluids based on the suspension rheology is proposed and experimentally validated by using four types of nanofluids; the suspensions of titania nanoparticles and titanate nanotubes in water and ethylene glycol liquids. Such a methodology lies in the use of suspension rheological behaviour to determine the microstructure of nanofluids, which is then used for the thermal conductivity prediction.
|Keywords:||nanofluids, viscosity, rheology, nanoparticles, aggergation, thermal conductivity|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Chemical & Process Engineering (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Publications|
|Date Deposited:||13 Sep 2011 11:57|
|Last Modified:||16 Sep 2016 14:07|