Rao, G. Srinivasa and Sharma, K. V. and Chary, S. P. and Bakar, R. A. and Rahman, M. M. and Kadirgama, K. and Noor, M. M. (2011) Experimental study on heat transfer coefficient and friction factor of Al2O3 nanofluid in a packed bed column. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 1-15.
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Forced convection heat transfer coefficient and friction factor are determined for flow of water and nanofluid in a vertical packed bed column. The analysis is undertaken in the laminar and transition Reynolds number range. The column is filled with spherical glass beads as the bed material. The heat transfer coefficients with Al2O3 nanofluid increased by 12 to 15% with the increase of volume concentration from 0.02 to 0.5% compared to water. The experimental values of axial temperature are in good agreement with NTU-? method proposed by Schumann's model.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||This is peer reviewed and open access journal. c. Universiti Malaysia Pahang.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||packed bed; Al2O3 nanofluid; convective heat transfer; friction factor; heat transfer enhancement|
|Depositing User:||Mr Muhamad Mat Noor|
|Date Deposited:||02 May 2012 07:32|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 01:02|
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