Experimental Study on Heat Transfer Coefficient and Friction Factor of Al2O3 Nanofluid in a Packed Bed Column

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Rao, G. Srinivasa and K. V., Sharma and Chary, S. P. and R. A., Bakar and M. M., Rahman and K., Kadirgama and M. M., Noor (2011) Experimental Study on Heat Transfer Coefficient and Friction Factor of Al2O3 Nanofluid in a Packed Bed Column. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences (JMES) , 1 . pp. 1-15. ISSN 2289-4659 (print); 2231-8380 (online)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.15282/jmes.1.2011.1.0001


The forced convection heat transfer coefficient and friction factor are determined for the flow of water and nanofluid in a vertical packed bed column. The analysis is undertaken in the laminar and transition Reynolds number range. The column is filled with spherical glass beads as the bed material. The heat transfer coefficients with Al2O3 nanofluid increased by 12% to 15% with the increase of volume concentration from 0.02% to 0.5% compared with water. The experimental values of axial temperature are in good agreement with the NTU-ε method proposed by Schumann’s model.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Packed bed; Al2O3 nanofluid; convective heat transfer; friction factor; heat transfer enhancement
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:13790
Deposited By: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Deposited On:03 Aug 2016 11:45
Last Modified:30 Jan 2018 09:47

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