Modeling of Nanofluid Aggregation

Author(s): John Peddieson , Ali J. Chamkha .

Journal Name: Current Nanomaterials

Volume 1 , Issue 2 , 2016

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Abstract:

Background: Nanoparticle aggregation affects nanofluid thermal conductivity. Objective: Several aspects of aggregation modeling pertinent to nanofluid thermal conductivity estimation are to be discussed.

Method: Mathematical analysis is performed using the macroscopic aggregation equations. Results: Some plausable types of models are identified and their positive and negative features evaluated. A number of explicit solutions relevant to nanofluid thermal conductivity modeling are presented.

Conclusion: Modeling techniques of varying levels of sophistication exist which should be further pursued and evaluated.

Keywords: Nanofluid, aggregation, modeling, thermal conductivity, evolution equation, fragmentation.

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VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2016
Page: [117 - 123]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/2468187306666160624113251

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