A New Effective Viscosity Model for Nanofluids

Etaig, Saleh and Hasan, Reaz and Perera, Noel (2018) A New Effective Viscosity Model for Nanofluids. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 28 (3). pp. 571-583. ISSN 0961-5539

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Abstract

At present, no unified model predicts the viscosity of nanofluids. This paper sets out a novel viscosity model designed to resolve this issue.
The model draw upon regression analysis of carefully selected several published papers covering experimental, numerical and theoretical findings to propose the effective viscosity model. Unlike some other models, this one is reliable and has a good level of accuracy. This model has been assessed in a numerical investigation using a 3D horizontal pipe and presenting the results.This is a new model for predicting the viscosity of nanofluids. The proposed model has been tested in 3D horizontal pipe, and the predicted results for viscosity and Nusselt number show good agreement with available data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heat Transfer, CFD, Nanofluid and viscosity model
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
REF UoA Output Collections > REF 2021 UoA12: Engineering
Depositing User: Noel Perera
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 11:29
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2018 11:29
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6657

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