Simulation of heat transfer to turbulent nanofluid flow in an annular passage

C. S. Oon, A. Badarudin, S. N. Kazi, M. Fadhli

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The heat transfer in annular heat exchanger with titanium oxide of 1.0 volume % concentration as the medium of heat exchanger is considered in this study. The heat transfer simulation of the flow is performed by using Computational Fluid Dynamics package, Ansys Fluent. The heat transfer coefficients of water to titanium oxide nanofluid flowing in a horizontal counter-flow heat exchanger under turbulent flow conditions are investigated. The results show that the convective heat transfer coefficient of the nanofluid is slightly higher than that of the base fluid by several percents. The heat transfer coefficient increases with the increase of the mass flow rate of hot water and also the nanofluid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicro/Nano Science and Engineering
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783038350866
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint International Conference on Nanoscience, Engineering and Management 2021 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Aug 201321 Aug 2013 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


ConferenceJoint International Conference on Nanoscience, Engineering and Management 2021
Abbreviated titleBOND 2013
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  • Annular passage
  • Computational fluid dynamic
  • Heat transfer coefficient
  • Nanofluid

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