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Nanotech 2011 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational
Chapter 7: Micro & Nano Fluidics

Prediction of Thermal Conductivity of Liquid Methane/Ethane-Cu Nanofluids via Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Authors:H. Babaei, J.M. Khodadadi
Affilation:Auburn University, US
Pages:543 - 546
Keywords:nanofluid, thermal conductivity, molecular dynamics
Abstract:The improvement of thermal conductivity by suspending nanoparticles in two hydrocarbon-based nanofluids is investigated by means of molecular dynamics simulations. Base fluids are methane and ethane and nanoparticles are pure copper. Two temperatures for which the experimental values for the thermal conductivity of the pure fluid exist are chosen. The Green-Kubo relation is utilized to calculate the thermal conductivity of colliodal systems. The effect of mass fraction of nanoparticles is investigated for each nanofluid and at each temperature.
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