Measurement and Correlation of the Viscosity of Water-Based Al2O3 and TiO2 Nanofluids in High Temperatures and Comparisons with Literature Reports


Yiamsawas T., DALKILIÇ A. S. , Mahian O., Wongwises S.

JOURNAL OF DISPERSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.34, no.12, pp.1697-1703, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01932691.2013.764483
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DISPERSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1697-1703
  • Keywords: Correlation, high temperature, nanofluid, viscosity, LAGRANGIAN-EULERIAN APPROACH, THERMAL-CONDUCTIVITY, OXIDE NANOPARTICLES, HEAT-TRANSFER, VELOCITY-FIELD, GLYCOL

Abstract

In this article, the viscosity of two common nanofluids including Al2O3/water and TiO2/water is measured at high temperatures, and high concentrations of the nanofluids. The range of temperature is 15-60 degrees C where the volume fraction of nanoparticles varies from 1 to 8%. Next, comparisons have been done with the most well-known theoretical and experimental reports in the literature. Finally, using the experimental data, a helpful correlation is presented.