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Increase in Convective Heat Transfer over A Backward-Facing Step Immersed in A Water-Based Tio2 Nanofluid

Oon, CS, Amiri, A, Chew, BT, Kazi, SN, Shaw, A and Al-Shamma'a, A (2018) Increase in Convective Heat Transfer over A Backward-Facing Step Immersed in A Water-Based Tio2 Nanofluid. Heat Transfer Research, 49 (15). pp. 1419-1429. ISSN 1064-2285

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Investigation of flow separation and reattachment of 0.2% water-based TiO2 nanofluid in an annular suddenly expanding pipe is presented in this paper. Such flows occur in various engineering and heat transfer applications. A computational fluid dynamics package (FLUENT) is used to study turbulent nanofluid flow in this research. Only a quarter of an annular pipe was investigated and simulated because of its symmetrical geometry. Standard k–ε second-order implicit, pressure based-solver equations are applied. Reynolds numbers between 17,050 and 44,545, step height ratio of 1.82, and a constant heat flux of 49,050 W/m2 were utilized in simulation. The numerical simulation results show that increase in the Reynolds number leads to an increase of the heat transfer coefficient and of the Nusselt number. Moreover, the surface temperature dropped to its lowest value after the expansion and then gradually increased along the pipe. Finally, the chaotic movement and high thermal conductivity of the TiO2 nanoparticles have contributed to the overall heat transfer enhancement of the nanofluid.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology; Physical Sciences; Thermodynamics; heat transfer; computational fluid dynamics; TiO2; nanofluid; ENHANCED THERMAL-CONDUCTIVITY; SEPARATION AIR-FLOW; AL2O3-WATER NANOFLUID; SHEAR-LAYER; NANOPARTICLES; REATTACHMENT; SIMULATION; FLUIDS; PIPE
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Publisher: Begell House
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Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 09:48
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 09:42
DOI or ID number: 10.1615/HeatTransRes.2018017043
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10216
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