Nanotech 2011 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational

Micro & Nano Fluidics Chapter 7

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

Authors: H. Babaei, J.M. Khodadadi

Affilation: Auburn University, United States

Pages: 543 - 546

Keywords: nanofluid, thermal conductivity, molecular dynamics

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.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7139-3
Pages: 854
Hardcopy: $199.95