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Modeling of Nanofluid Aggregation

[ Vol. 1 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

John Peddieson and Ali J. Chamkha   Pages 117 - 123 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Background: Nanoparticle aggregation affects nanofluid thermal conductivity. Objective: Several aspects of aggregation modeling pertinent to nanofluid thermal conductivity estimation are to be discussed.

Method: Mathematical analysis is performed using the macroscopic aggregation equations. Results: Some plausable types of models are identified and their positive and negative features evaluated. A number of explicit solutions relevant to nanofluid thermal conductivity modeling are presented.

Conclusion: Modeling techniques of varying levels of sophistication exist which should be further pursued and evaluated.

Keywords:

Nanofluid, aggregation, modeling, thermal conductivity, evolution equation, fragmentation.

Affiliation:

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee, USA.

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