Latest developments on the viscosity of nanofluids

Mahbubul, I.M. and Saidur, Rahman and Amalina, M.A. (2012) Latest developments on the viscosity of nanofluids. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55 (4). pp. 874-885. ISSN 0017-9310, DOI

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The past decade has seen the rapid development of nanofluids science in many aspects. Number of research is conducted that is mostly focused on the thermal conductivity of these fluids. However, nanofluid viscosity also deserves the same attention as thermal conductivity. In this paper, different characteristics of viscosity of nanofluids including nanofluid preparation methods, temperature, particle size and shape, and volume fraction effects are thoroughly compiled and reviewed. Furthermore, a precise review on theoretical models/correlations of conventional models related to nanofluid viscosity is presented. The existing experimental results about the nanofluids viscosity show clearly that viscosity augmented accordingly with an increase of volume concentration and decreased with the temperature rise. However, there are some contradictory results on the effects of temperature on viscosity. Moreover, it is shown that particle size has some noteworthy effects over viscosity of nanofluids.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 895BC Times Cited:7 Cited References Count:135
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanofluid, viscosity, temperature, particle size, volume concentration, thermal-conductivity enhancement, heat-transfer enhancement, multiwalled carbon nanotubes, nanoparticle-fluid mixture, water-based nanofluids, rheological behavior, ethylene-glycol, aqueous nanofluids, oxide nanoparticles, particle-size.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 02:33
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 05:37

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