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Predicting thermal conductivity of nanofluids based on suspension viscosity

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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
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 Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 11:57
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:33
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIAFS.2008.4783924
Status: Published
Publisher: IEEE
Identification Number: 10.1109/ICIAFS.2008.4783924
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43270

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