Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Fully Developed Turbulent Flows of Graphene Nanoplatelets–Silver/Water Nanofluids
AbstractThis study examined the heat transfer coefficient, friction loss, pressure drop and pumping power needed for the use of nanofluid coolants made of a mixture of suspension of graphene nanoplatelets–silver in water in a rectangular duct. A series of calculations were performed for the coolant volume flow rate in the range of 5000 ≤ Re ≤ 15,000 under a fully developed turbulent flow regime and different nanosheet concentrations up to 0.1 weight percent. The thermo-physical properties of the nanofluids were extracted from the recent experimental work of Yarmand et al. (Graphene nanoplatelets-silver hybrid nanofluids for enhanced heat transfer. Energy Convers. Manag. 2015, 100, 419–428). The presented results indicated that the heat transfer characteristics of the nanofluid coolants improved with the increase in nanosheet concentration as well as the increase in the coolant Reynolds number. However, there was a penalty in the duct pressure drop and an increase in the required pumping power. In summary, the closed conduit heat transfer performance can be improved with the use of appropriate nanofluids based on graphene nanoplatelets–silver/water as a working fluid. View Full-Text
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Safaei, M.R.; Ahmadi, G.; Goodarzi, M.S.; Safdari Shadloo, M.; Goshayeshi, H.R.; Dahari, M. Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Fully Developed Turbulent Flows of Graphene Nanoplatelets–Silver/Water Nanofluids. Fluids 2016, 1, 20.
Safaei MR, Ahmadi G, Goodarzi MS, Safdari Shadloo M, Goshayeshi HR, Dahari M. Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Fully Developed Turbulent Flows of Graphene Nanoplatelets–Silver/Water Nanofluids. Fluids. 2016; 1(3):20.Chicago/Turabian Style
Safaei, Mohammad R.; Ahmadi, Goodarz; Goodarzi, Mohammad S.; Safdari Shadloo, Mostafa; Goshayeshi, Hamid R.; Dahari, Mahidzal. 2016. "Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Fully Developed Turbulent Flows of Graphene Nanoplatelets–Silver/Water Nanofluids." Fluids 1, no. 3: 20.
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