Targeting a channel coating by using magnetic field and magnetic nanofluids

Akar, S., Rashidi, S., Esfahani, J.A. and Karimi, N. (2019) Targeting a channel coating by using magnetic field and magnetic nanofluids. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 137(2), pp. 381-388. (doi:10.1007/s10973-018-7975-3)

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Abstract

In this paper, the magnetic nanofluids and magnetic field are used to provide a coating around the wall of a channel. The magnetic field is induced by the direct current wire. Iron oxide is used as magnetic nanoparticles. A finite volume method is used to solve the Navier–Stokes equations, and the Eulerian–Lagrangian approach is employed to track the magnetic nanoparticles. The effects of magnetic strength, the position of current wire, and the diameter of magnetic nanoparticles on the trajectory of magnetic nanoparticles and coating efficiency are investigated by providing contours and diagrams. The results show that the length of coating decreases by about 55% with the increase in the particle diameter in the range of 500 nm to 1 μm. Further, the coating efficiency, defined as the ratio of the number of trapped particles on the wall to the number of injected particles at the inlet of the channel, improves by increasing the magnetic strength and decreasing the vertical position of the current wire.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Karimi, Dr Nader
Authors: Akar, S., Rashidi, S., Esfahani, J.A., and Karimi, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1388-6150
ISSN (Online):1572-8943
Published Online:17 December 2018

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