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Experiments on Laminar Convective Heat Transfer with r-Al2O3 Nanofluids

Abstract As miniature and high-heat-dissipation equipment became major manufacture and operation trends, heat-rejecting and heat-transport solutions faced increasing challenges. In the 1970s, researchers showed that particle suspensions can enhance the heat transfer efficiency of their base fluids. However, their work was hindered by the sedimentation and erosion issues caused by the relatively large particle sizes in their suspensions. More recently, nanofluids--suspensions of nanoparticles in liquids-were proposed to be applied as heat transfer fluids, because of the enhanced thermal conductivity that has generally been observed. However, in practical applications, a heat conduction mechanism may not be sufficient for cooling high-heat-dissip... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Lai, Wei-Yun (Author) / Phelan, Patrick E (Advisor) / Chen, Kangping (Committee member) / Hayes, Mark (Committee member) / Prasher, Ravi S (Committee member) / Sieradzki, Karl (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical Engineering / Forced convection / Laminar flow / Nanofluid / Nanofluid characterization
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 151 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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