UMP Institutional Repository

Investigation of Thermal Conductivity and Viscosity of Al2O3/PAG Nanolubricant for Application in Automotive Air Conditioning System

M. Z., Sharif and Azmi, W. H. and A. A. M., Redhwan and R., Mamat (2016) Investigation of Thermal Conductivity and Viscosity of Al2O3/PAG Nanolubricant for Application in Automotive Air Conditioning System. International Journal of Refrigeration, 70. pp. 93-102. ISSN 0140-7007

[img]
Preview
PDF
fkm-2016-whazmi-Investigation of Thermal Conductivity and Viscosity.pdf

Download (114kB) | Preview

Abstract

In this paper, thermal conductivity and viscosity of the Al2O3/polyalkylene glycol (PAG) 46 nanolubricants for 0.05 to 1.0% volume concentrations at temperatures of 303.15 to 353.15 K have been investigated. Al2O3 nanoparticles were dispersed in the PAG lubricant by a two step preparation. The measurement of thermal conductivity and viscosity was performed using KD2 Pro Thermal Properties Analyzer and LVDV-III Rheometer, respectively. The results showed that the thermal conductivity of the nanolubricants increased by concentration, but decreased by temperature. Besides, the viscosity of the nanolubricants sharply increased for concentrations higher than 0.3%. However, this parameter diminished by temperature. The highest thermal conductivity and viscosity ratio were observed to be 1.04 and 7.58 times greater than the PAG lubricant for 1.0% and 0.4% concentrations, respectively. As a conclusion, it was recommended to use the Al2O3/PAG nanolubricants with concentration of less than 0.3% for application in automotive air conditioning system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanolubricants; Thermal conductivity; Viscosity; Air conditioning system
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre
Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 04:55
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2019 04:22
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/14374
Download Statistic: View Download Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item