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1st Edition

Heat Transfer Enhancement with Nanofluids

ISBN 9780429171833
Published April 1, 2015 by CRC Press
481 Pages

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Book Description


Nanofluids are gaining the attention of scientists and researchers around the world. This new category of heat transfer medium improves the thermal conductivity of fluid by suspending small solid particles within it and offers the possibility of increased heat transfer in a variety of applications. Bringing together expert contributions from across the globe, Heat Transfer Enhancement with Nanofluids presents a complete understanding of the application of nanofluids in a range of fields and explains the main techniques used in the analysis of nanofuids flow and heat transfer.

Providing a rigorous framework to help readers develop devices employing nanofluids, the book addresses basic topics that include the analysis and measurements of thermophysical properties, convection, and heat exchanger performance. It explores the issues of convective instabilities, nanofluids in porous media, and entropy generation in nanofluids. The book also contains the latest advancements, innovations, methodologies, and research on the subject.

Presented in 16 chapters, the text:

  • Discusses the possible mechanisms of thermal conduction enhancement
  • Reviews the results of a theoretical analysis determining the anomalous enhancement of heat transfer in nanofluid flow
  • Assesses different approaches modeling the thermal conductivity enhancement of nanofluids
  • Focuses on experimental methodologies used to determine the thermophysical properties of nanofluids
  • Analyzes forced convection heat transfer in nanofluids in both laminar and turbulent convection
  • Highlights the application of nanofluids in heat exchangers and microchannels
  • Discusses the utilization of nanofluids in porous media
  • Introduces the boiling of nanofluids
  • Treats pool and flow boiling by analyzing the effect of nanoparticles on these complex phenomena
  • Indicates future research directions to further develop this area of knowledge, and more

Intended as a reference for researchers and engineers working in the field, Heat Transfer Enhancement with Nanofluids presents advanced topics that detail the strengths, weaknesses, and potential future developments in nanofluids heat transfer.

Table of Contents

Properties of Nanofluid

Samuel Paolucci and Gianluca Politi

Exact Solutions and Their Implications in Anomalous Heat Transfer

Wenhao Li, Chen Yang and Akira Nakayama

Mechanisms and Models of Thermal Conductivity in Nanofluids

Seung-Hyun Lee and Seok Pil Jang

Experimental Methods for the Characterization of Thermophysical Properties of Nanofluids

Sergio Bobbo and Laura Fedele

Nanofluid Forced Convection

Gilles Roy

Experimental Study of Convective Heat Transfer in Nanofluids

Ehsan B. Haghighi, Adi T. Utomo, Andrzej W. Pacek and Björn E. Palm

Performance of Heat Exchangers Using Nanofluids

Bengt Sundén and Zan Wu

Thermal Nanofluid Flow in Microchannels with Applications

Clement Kleinstreuer and Zelin Xu

Use of Nanofluids for Heat Transfer Enhancement in Mixed Convection

Hakan F. Oztop, Eiyad Abu- Nada and Khaled Al-Salem

Buoyancy-Driven Convection of Enclosed Nanoparticle Suspensions

Massimo Corcione and Alessandro Quintino

Modeling Convection in Nanofluids: From Clear Fluids to Porous Media

Donald A. Nield and Andrey V. Kuznetsov

Convection and Instability Phenomena in Nanofluid-Saturated Porous Media

Antonio Barletta, Eugenia Rossi Di Schio and Michele Celli

Nanofluid Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer

Lixin Cheng

Heat Pipes and Thermosyphons Operated with Nanofluids

Matthias H. Buschmann

Entropy Generation Minimization in Nanofluid Flow

Omid Mahian, Clement Kleinstreuer, Ali Kianifar, Ahmet Z. Sahin, Giulio Lorenzini and Somchai Wongwises

Gas-Based Nanofluids (Nanoaerosols)

Wesley C. Williams


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"… an excellent source of information for researchers and engineers to understand the application of heat transfer enhancement using nanofluids."
Heat Transfer Engineering, 2016

"… an interesting journey in the area of nanofluids and covers almost all aspects starting with properties estimation methods and continuing with convection heat transfer particularities and special applications. … I found this book very useful for all professionals in the heat transfer enhancement area, with particular focus on nanofluids new capabilities."
—Alina Adriana Minea, Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" from Iasi, Romania

"The topics covered in the "Heat Transfer Enhancement with Nanofluids" ma[t]ched the required information which students whom have not been exposed to Nanofluid area previously. The book includes numerous applications of nanofluids as different chapters which make it a good text book for engineers and researchers."
—Dr Mohsen Sharifpur, Nanofluids Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pretoria

" an up-to-date and thought-provoking book on a rich but still evolving field of a considerable theoretical interest and possible future applications."
—Gennady Ziskind, Dept. of Mech. Engineering, Ben-Gurion University

"The 16 chapters collected in this book cover a broad range of fundamental and applied research on the heat transfer enhancement with nanofluids by theoretical, numerical and experimental studies, from scientific enquiries to practical applications. They disseminate the latest research discoveries and can serve as an important source of reference for fundamentals and applications of heat transfer in nanofluids. … highly recommended for students and professionals in mechanical, civil, environmental, energy, power, chemical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering."
—Professor Liqiu Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

"I think that the present book should be in the shelf of all libraries of faculties or departments in which heat transfer researchers work."
—Moghtada Mobedi, Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University