In the present study, the forced convective heat transfer performance of two different nanofluids, namely, Al2O3-water and CNT-water has been studied experimentally in an automobile radiator. Four different concentrations of nanofluid in the range of 0.15–1 vol. % were prepared by the additions nanoparticles into the water as base fluid. The coolant flow rate is varied in the range of 2 l/min–5 l/min. Nanocoolants exhibit enormous change in the heat transfer compared with the pure water. The heat transfer performance of CNT-water nanofluid was found to be better than Al2O3-water nanocoolant. Furthermore, the Nusselt number is found to increase with the increase in the nanoparticle concentration and nanofluid velocity.
Comparative Study of Cooling Performance of Automobile Radiator Using Al2O3-Water and Carbon Nanotube-Water Nanofluid
Manuscript received January 13, 2014; final manuscript received February 20, 2014; published online March 17, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Calvin Li.
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Chougule, S. S., and Sahu, S. K. (March 17, 2014). "Comparative Study of Cooling Performance of Automobile Radiator Using Al2O3-Water and Carbon Nanotube-Water Nanofluid." ASME. J. Nanotechnol. Eng. Med. February 2014; 5(1): 010901. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4026971
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