An experimental investigation of turbulent forced convection heat transfer by a multi-walled carbon-nanotube nanofluid

Author: Piratheepan, M; Anderson, TN

Publisher: Elsevier

Type: Journal article

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Auckland University of Technology


Abstract In this work, a nanofluid based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes was formulated, and its heat transfer characteristics experimentally examined for turbulent flow in a straight tube. The experiments found that using the nanofluid resulted in an increase in pumping power and also a decrease in the observed convective heat transfer characteristics. This suggests that multi-walled carbon nanotube nanofluids in turbulent flows will actually impair heat transfer rather than improve it, and so may not be an appropriate heat transfer media in forced turbulent flows.

Subjects: Nanofluid, Turbulent, Forced convection

Citation: ["International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, vol.57(0), pp.286 - 290"]

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