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Behaviour of Rheology of Nanofluid During Convection in Pipe

Gajanand Yadav1 and Subrata Kumar Majumder1
  • 1 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
Current Research in Nanotechnology
Volume 7 No. 1, 2016, 1-12

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajnsp.2016.1.12

Submitted On: 11 May 2015 Published On: 4 January 2016

How to Cite: Yadav, G. & Majumder, S. K. (2016). Behaviour of Rheology of Nanofluid During Convection in Pipe. Current Research in Nanotechnology, 7(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajnsp.2016.1.12

Abstract

In this article, the simulation of nanofluid flow in pipe and the behavior of different variables on nanofluid flow are presented. Al2O3-water of volume fraction of Al2O3 2 to 8% was considered as nanofluid for simulation. For the simulation the single phase approach is used to calculate viscosity, temperature difference on wall, Reynolds number, thermal conductivity and temperature throughout the pipe. The MATLAB code is employed to solve the flow in pipe using finite difference method. Finally a conclusion is made based on simulation, how the temperature of the nanofluid flow changed with the radial direction and its axial direction is reported. How thermal conductivity, temperature difference on wall, Reynolds number and the viscosity of the nanofluid changed with the length of the pipe is explained based on the present simulation. Also effects of volume fraction of nanoparticle, radius of pipe, outside temperature of wall, Reynolds number and turbulent flow on the heat flow through pipe.

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Keywords

  • Nanofluid
  • Rheology
  • Heat Transfer
  • Simulation
  • Single-Phase Model