Turbulent Forced Convection Heat Transfer of Nanofluids with Twisted Tape Insert in a Plain Tube

Azmi, W. H. and Sharma, K. V. and R., Mamat and Shahrani, Anuar (2013) Turbulent Forced Convection Heat Transfer of Nanofluids with Twisted Tape Insert in a Plain Tube. Energy Procedia, 52. pp. 296-307. ISSN 1876-6102. (Published)

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Experimental determination of heat transfer coefficients of SiO2/water and TiO2/water nanofluid up to 3% volume concentration flowing in a circular tube is undertaken. The investigations are conducted in the Reynolds number range of 5000 to 25000 at a bulk temperature of 30oC. The experiments are undertaken for flow in a circular tube with twisted tapes of different twist ratios in the range of 5 ≤ H/D ≤ 93. The heat transfer enhancement is inversely increased with twist ratio. The heat transfer coefficient of SiO2/water nanofluid at 3.0% volume concentration is 27.9% higher than water flow for the same twist ratio of five. However, the value of heat transfer coefficient of TiO2/water nanofluid evaluated at the same concentration is 11.4% greater than water for twist ratio five. Regression equations for Nusselt number estimation are developed valid for water and nanofluid flow with twisted tape inserts under turbulent flow conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forced convection; Heat transfer coefficient; nanofluid; Nusselt number; twisted tape
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2016 02:43
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 07:49
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/6591
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