Volume 14, Issue 7 (2014)                   MME 2014, 14(7): 109-116 | Back to browse issues page

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Nazari M, Ashouri M, Kayhani M H. Experimental Investigation of Forced Convection of Nanofluids in a Horizontal Tube Filled with Porous medium. MME. 2014; 14 (7) :109-116
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-7207-en.html
1- Assistant Prof. of Mechanical Eng. Shahrood Univ. of Technology
Abstract:   (5188 Views)
Heat transfer of Alumina/water nanofluids in a uniform-temperature porous pipe has been investigated in a wide range of Reynolds number, i.e. 700<Re<5000. Investigation of force convective heat transfer of nanofluids in a porous pipe with uniform wall temperature has not been considered completely in the literature. In this experimental study, Alumina nanofluids with different volume fractions have been completely employed. By measuring the nanofluid temperatures, the Nusslet numbers have been reported as a function of the Reynolds number. Also, the pressure drop of nanofluids inside the porous pipe has been measured. The accuracy of the experimental results has been also validated by the presented theoretical formulas in the literature. The result shows a considerable increase in the Nusslet number by using nanofluids instead of water. Convective heat transfer of a porous pipe has been also studied as a novel method to increase the heat transfer rate. The related results show a significant increase in the heat transfer in the presence of porous medium. Both heat transfer and pressure drop of nanofluids in the porous pipe have been also reported and discussed.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Heat & Mass Transfer|Porous Media
Received: 2014/01/24 | Accepted: 2014/02/14 | Published: 2014/08/16

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