Investigation of the characteristics of nanofluids flow and heat transfer in a pipe using a single phase model

Saha, G. and Paul, M. C. (2018) Investigation of the characteristics of nanofluids flow and heat transfer in a pipe using a single phase model. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 93, pp. 48-59. (doi:10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2018.03.001)

Saha, G. and Paul, M. C. (2018) Investigation of the characteristics of nanofluids flow and heat transfer in a pipe using a single phase model. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 93, pp. 48-59. (doi:10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2018.03.001)

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Abstract

Single phase model has been used to investigate the flow characteristics of Al2O3–water and TiO2–water nanofluids in a horizontal pipe under constant heat flux boundary condition. SST κ − ω model has been applied to simulate the flow and thermal fields for a number of physical, thermal and nanofluid conditions. Results generally reveal that the enhancement of heat transfer and entropy generation is dependent on the concentrations, size of nanoparticles and flow Reynolds number. However, the heat transfer rate is predicted to be little bit higher for the Al2O3–water nanofluid than that of the TiO2–water nanofluid. It is also found that there exists no optimal Reynolds number for which the total entropy generation could be optimised. Some new correlations have been proposed and used them to calculate the average Nusselt number using single phase model.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This study was funded by College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK, 2011-15 and Scottish Overseas Research Student Award Scheme (SORSAS), UK, 2011-14.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paul, Dr Manosh and Saha, Goutam
Authors: Saha, G., and Paul, M. C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0735-1933
ISSN (Online):1879-0178
Published Online:16 March 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Elsevier
First Published:First published in International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 93:48-59
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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