Recent Findings in Molecular Liquids Described by Researchers from University of Mazandaran (Nanofluid flow and heat transfer in an asymmetric porous channel with expanding or contracting wall)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Data detailed on Molecular Liquids have been presented. According to news reporting from Babol Sar, Iran, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In this study, the least square method (LSM) and the Galerkin method (GM) are used to simulate flow and heat transfer of nanofluid flow between two parallel plates. One of the plates is externally heated, and the other plate, in which coolant fluid is injected through it, expands or contracts with time."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Mazandaran, "The fluid in the channel is water containing different nanoparticles (Cu, Ag and Al2O3). The effective thermal conductivity and viscosity of the nanofluid are calculated by the Maxwell-Garnetts (MG) and Brinkman models, respectively. The effects of the nanoparticle volume fraction, Reynolds number, expansion ratio and power law index on flow and heat transfer are investigated. The results show that the Nusselt number increases with an increase of the nanoparticle volume fraction and Reynolds number."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Also it can be found that in order to reach the maximum Nusselt number, copper should be used as a nanoparticle."
For more information on this research see: Nanofluid flow and heat transfer in an asymmetric porous channel with expanding or contracting wall. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2014;195():230-239. Journal of Molecular Liquids can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Molecular Liquids - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/500849)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Hatami, Univ Mazandaran, Dept. of Mech Engn, Babol Sar, Iran. Additional authors for this research include M. Sheikholeslami and D.D. Ganji.
Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Babol Sar, Molecular Liquids
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