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Viscosity of Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) Nanoparticle Dispersed in Ethylene Glycol

N. A., Usri and Azmi, W. H. and R., Mamat and Khamisah, Abdul Hamid (2014) Viscosity of Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) Nanoparticle Dispersed in Ethylene Glycol. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 735-739. ISSN 1662-7482

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Researchers in applied thermal engineering found that nanofluid have potential as a heat transfer fluid with high level of enhancement in heat transfer process compared to conventional coolants. This study present investigation on viscosity for nanoparticles Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) dispersed in ethylene glycol prepared using two step method. Viscosity measurement is conducted using Brookfield LVDV-III Viscometer at temperature ranging from 30 °C to 80 °C. Nanofluid is prepared using Al2O3 in 13 nm size at volume concentration ranging from 0.5 % to 2.0 %. The result indicates that viscosity for Al2O3 nanofluid is 75.2 % higher than based fluid at 1.5 % volume concentration and temperature of 30 °C. It was observed that viscosity is inversely proportional with the increment of nanofluid volume concentration and temperature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminium Oxide, Ethylene Glycol, Nanofluid, Viscosity
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 02:21
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 08:08
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