Special Issue "Nanofluids and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018)
Prof. Guan Heng Yeoh
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
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Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics; Numerical Heat and Mass Transfer; Turbulence modelling using Reynolds-Averaging and Large Eddy Simulation; Combustion, Radiation Heat Transfer, Soot Formation and Oxidation, Solid Pyrolysis in Fire Modelling; Fundamental studies in Multiphase Flows: Free Surface, Gas-Particle, Liquid-Particle, Gas-Liquid (bubbly and subcooled nucleate boiling), Freezing/Solidification and Liquid-Gas-Solid; Computational modelling of Magnetic Micro-particles in Mechanical Dampers; Computational modelling of Magnetic Drug Delivery and Targeting; Computational modelling of Nanofluids with Heat Transfer; Computational modelling of industrial systems of single-phase such as in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning); Computational modelling of industrial systems of multiphase flows (heat exchangers, boilers and nuclear reactors, cryogenics)
Nanofluids are engineered colloidal suspensions of nanometer-sized particles in a base fluid of water, ethylene glycol or oil. Such fluids can be fundamentally characterized by Brownian agitation, in which they can then overcome the settling motion of the so-called nanoparticles due to gravity.
Nanofluids have been extensively used in a wide variety of engineering applications. For heat transfer processes, this has been primarily driven by the potential of developing ﬂuids with signiﬁcantly-increased conductive and convective heat transfer properties. Specific emphasis in boiling phenomena and absorption and conversion of radiation are some examples of the possible utilizations of nanofluids. Other non-heat transfer applications that have considered the use of nanofluids include emerging synthesis techniques, mass transport, optics, consumer goods, electronics, and surfaces and catalysts.
A stable nanoﬂuid is theoretically possible, so long as the individual nanoparticles remain finely dispersed or the particle agglomerates remain small enough (usually <100 nanometers) in order to avoid large particle agglomerates from settling within the colloidal suspension. Maintaining this size is, however, the greatest challenge, since it is well known that nanoparticles have a tendency to agglomerate when they come into contact with each other.
This Special Issue is developed to review the current state-of-the-art of nanofluids due to the rapid advances and increasing control in nano-material fabrication techniques. Because of the complex behavior of nanofluids, fundamental and applied studies in nanofluids are welcome. Papers focusing on the expansion of nanoﬂuid applications in diverse, multidisciplinary research and development are also welcomed.
Prof. Guan Heng Yeoh
Assoc. Prof. Sherman Cheung
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