1st Edition

Thermal Properties of Nanofluids

    376 Pages 123 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Thermal Properties of Nanofluids presents emerging prospects of understanding and controlling thermophysical properties at the nanoscale. It covers a comprehensive study of recent progress concerning these properties from the solid state to colloids and, above all, a different look at the effect of temperature on nanofluids thermal conducting.

    Introducing various techniques for measuring solid-state properties, including thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, and specific heat capacity, the book presents modeling approaches developed for predicting these properties by molecular dynamic (MD) simulations. It discusses the main factors that affect solid-state properties, such as grain size, grain boundaries, surface interactions, doping, and temperature, and the effects of all these factors.

    The book will interest industry professionals and academic researchers studying the thermophysical behavior of nanomaterials and heat transfer applications of nanofluids. It will serve graduate engineering students studying advanced fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and nanomaterials.

    1. Introduction.  2. Solid State.  3. Colloidal Nanofluids Thermal Conductivity.  4. New Look at Nanofluid Thermal Conductivity Correlations.  5. Viscosity.  6. Statistical Study and Overview of Nanofluid Viscosity Correlations.  7. Isobaric Specific Heat Capacity.  8. Selecting a Thermophysical Model for Numerical Modeling of Nanofluids.  

    Biography

    Taher Armaghani is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the West Tehran Branch of Islamic Azad University. He earned his BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran. He teaches advanced heat transfer in the nanoscience field in Ph.D. grade. He has published more than 60 ISI in the nanoscience field. He has published two books in the nanoscience field about applications of nanofluids and nanofluid applications in microelectronics. He is also an editor of the Journal of Nanofluid and guest editor in special topics of nanofluids in some journals. Additionally, he serves as a reviewer more than 100 scientific journals in nanoscience field. In current studies, the modern experimental heat transfer of nanofluids will be explored in the advanced heat transfer laboratory of the West Tehran branch of Islamic Azad University instituted by Dr. Taher Armaghani and Dr. Ramin Ghasemiasl.

    Ramin Ghasemiasl has been an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the West Tehran Branch of Islamic Azad University since 2010. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Tehran, Iran. He has published more than 40 WOS papers, more than 50 papers in conferences, and 12 books. His research interest includes renewable energy, the multi-generation system for product electricity, freshwater and hydrogen, and nanofluids applications in modern technologies. In current studies, the modern experimental heat transfer of nanofluids will be explored in the advanced heat transfer laboratory of the West Tehran branch of Islamic Azad University instituted by Dr. Ramin Ghasemiasl and Dr. Taher Armaghani.

    Omid Mahian is a Professor at Ningbo University, China, and serves as a visiting professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Energy and Renewable Energy journals published by Elsevier, as well as a senior associate editor for the Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry and the Journal of Thermal Science, both by Springer. With extensive experience as a reviewer for over 100 international journals, Dr. Mahian's research primarily focuses on the application of nanotechnology in renewable energy—such as the use of nanofluids in solar collectors and solar desalination—as well as on entropy generation and exergy analysis in energy systems. He has published over 200 SCI papers, including highly cited works in top journals like Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Physics Reports, and Nano Energy.