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2007

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Alumina Nanofluid For Spray Cooling Heat Transfer Enhancement, Aditya Bansal Mar 2007

Alumina Nanofluid For Spray Cooling Heat Transfer Enhancement, Aditya Bansal

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Nanofluids have been demonstrated to be promising for heat transfer enhancement in forced convection and boiling applications. The addition of carbon, copper, and other high-thermal-conductivity material nanoparticles to water, oil, ethylene glycol, and other fluids has been determined to increase the thermal conductivities of these fluids. The increased effective thermal conductivities of these fluids enhance their abilities to dissipate heat in such applications. The use of nanofluids for spray cooling is an extension of the application of nanofluids for enhancement of heat dissipation.

In this investigation, experiments were performed to determine the level of heat transfer enhancement with the addition ...