Natural convection of nanofluids in open rectangular cavity

Saleem, M., Hossain, M.A., & Saha, S.C. (2012) Natural convection of nanofluids in open rectangular cavity. In Proceedings of the 5th BSME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers, Islamic University of Technology, Dhaka.

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An investigation of the effect of nano particles on natural convection of water based nanofluids contained in an open rectangular cavity is carried out numerically. The flow pattern and heat transfer characteristics are studied for different values of volume fraction in the range 0   0.2 , Rayleigh number in the range 9 1 Ra 10 and the nano particles with different thermo physical properties. It was found that for low Rayleigh numbers, heat transfer exhibits a decreasing trend for increasing values of volume fraction of oxide nanofluids, whereas for higher values of Rayleigh numbers, an increasing trend of heat transfer was observed due to increase in the volume fraction of nanofluids.

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ID Code: 57031
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Natural convection, Nano Fluids, Open Cavity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > NUMERICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS (010300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2013 23:07
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2013 10:48

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