Smaller radiator with enhanced heat transfer using CNT-nanofluids

Ismail, A. F. and Abd-Halim, B. A. and Rashmi, W. and Yusaf, T. (2014) Smaller radiator with enhanced heat transfer using CNT-nanofluids. In: International Conference on Future Energy, Environment, and Materials (FEEM 2013), 24-25 Dec 2013, Hong Kong.

Abstract

With the development of advanced thermal fluids such as carbon nanotubes (CNT)-nanofluids, which have better thermal conductivity, there is a possibility to reduce the size of car radiators without affecting their heat transfer performance. In this study, the heat transfer results are compared using the standard radiator and a smaller radiator using four different fluids acting as the coolants: water, ethylene glycol, 0.02 wt% CNT-nanofluid, and 0.1 wt% CNT-nanofluid. The experimental results show that the stable CNT-nanofluids prepared in this work produce better heat transfer performance in both engines. Moreover, the smaller radiator using the CNT-nanofluids produces similar or better heat transfer rates compared to the standard radiator using water or ethylene glycol.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 WIT Press. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Paper presented at: International Conference on Future Energy, Environment, and Materials (FEEM 2013), Hong Kong, 24-25 Dec 2013.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 22:29
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 05:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: CNT; energy; heat transfer; nanofluids; radiator
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100704 Nanoelectromechanical Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850702 Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
Identification Number or DOI: 10.2495/FEEM20130221
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25445

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