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Nanotech 2012 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2012: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy (Volume 3)
Chapter 8: Energy Storage, Novel Generation & Nano Materials

Laminar convective heat transfer of Al2O3/thermic oil nanofluid in a plain tube

Authors:S. Venkatachalapathy S. Suresh, P. Selvakumar, G. Vijay
Affilation:National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, IN
Pages:579 - 582
Keywords:thermic fluid, alumina nanoparticle, convective heat transfer, laminar flow
Abstract:Thermic oil based nanofluids are prepared by adding alumina nanoparticles for convective heat transfer study. Experimental study is carried out for the hydrodynamically developer laminar flow under constant heat flux condition. * Convective heat transfer enhancement * Increase in Nusselt number * No significant rise in friction factor for nanofluid in comparison with pure thermic fluid * Correlations proposed for Nusselt number and friction factor.
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