Table 1

Effective thermal conductivity of simulated nanofluids

Nanofluid Volume fraction

0.005

0.01

0.02

0.03

0.05


Cu(100 nm)/DIW

1.123

1.275

1.560

Cu(100 nm)/EG

1.135

1.191

1.313

Cu(50 nm)/EG

1.220

1.273

1.362

Al2O3(80 nm)/DIW

1.045

1.082

1.150

Al2O3(80 nm)/EG

1.103

1.174

1.230

Al2O3(50 nm)/EG

1.182

1.260

1.284


Effective thermal conductivity of all simulated nanofluids is tabulated and shown here (computed values of effective thermal conductivity for simulations where the two-way temperature coupling and van der Waals force are neglected are not tabulated here).

Kondaraju and Lee Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:239   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-239

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