Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer of CuO Nanofluid Using Eulerian-Eulerian Two Phase Model
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 259-268
Received: Sep. 8, 2017;
Accepted: Sep. 20, 2017;
Published: Sep. 26, 2017
Views 603 Downloads 61
Farhad Abbassi Amiri, Mechanical Engineering, Shahrood University, Shahrood, Iran
Mohsen Nazari, Mechanical Engineering, Shahrood University, Shahrood, Iran
Mohammad Mohsen Shahmardan, Mechanical Engineering, Shahrood University, Shahrood, Iran
In this study, laminar forced convection of CuO nanofluid is numerically investigated in sudden expansion microchannel with expansion ratio of 3:1 and isotherm walls. The importance and developments of microfluidic devices, like expansion microchannel, has caused that the investigation of the flow and the heat transfer of nanofluid in sudden expansion microchannel to be so important. On the other hand, the two phase models can be used instead of single phase model very well. Among two phase models, Eulerian-Eulerian model is very efficient because of considering the relative velocity and temperature of the phases and the nanoparticle concentration distribution. An Eulerian two-fluid model is considered to simulate the nanofluid flow inside the microchannel and the governing mass, momentum and energy equations for both phases are solved using the finite volume method. It can be observed that the Eulerian two phase model of the CuO nanofluid enhances the heat transfer instead of using pure water as a coolant. Reynolds number and nanoparticle volume concentration increase the average Nusselt number, while the pressure drop increases only slightly. Also, the heat transfer increases with decrease in the nanoparticle diameter.
Farhad Abbassi Amiri,
Mohammad Mohsen Shahmardan,
Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer of CuO Nanofluid Using Eulerian-Eulerian Two Phase Model, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications.
Vol. 5, No. 5,
2017, pp. 259-268.
Choi SUS (1995) Enhancing thermal conductivity of fluids with nanoparticles. In: Siginer, Wang DA, HP (Eds.), Developments and Applications of Non-Newtonian Flows. ASME. )66(: 99-105.
Xuan Y, Li Q, Hu W (2003) Aggregation structure and thermal conductivity of nanofluids. AIChE J. (49): 1038–1043.
Koo J, Kleinstreuer C (2004) A new thermal conductivity model for nanofluids. J. Nanoparticles Res. (6): 577–588.
Feng Y, Yu B, Xu P, Zou M (2007) The effective thermal conductivity of nanofluids based on the nanolayer and the aggregation of nanoparticles. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (40): 3164–3171.
Wen D, Ding Y (2004) Experimental investigation into convective heat transfer of nanofluids at the entrance region under laminar flow conditions. Int J Heat Mass Transfer. (47): 5181–5188.
Heris SZ, Etemad SGh, Esfahany MN (2006) Experimental investigation of oxide nanofluids laminar flow convective heat transfer. J. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. (33): 529–535.
Jung JY, Oh HS, Kwak HY (2009) Forced convective heat transfer of nanofluids in microchannels. Int J Heat Mass Transfer. (52): 466–472.
Wu X, Wu H, Cheng P (2009) Pressure drop and heat transfer of Al2O3–H2O nanofluids through silicon microchannels. J. Micromech. Microeng. (19): 105–112.
Li J, Kleinstreuer C (2008) Thermal performance of nanofluid flow in microchannels. Int J Heat Fluid Flow. (29): 1221–1232.
Santra AK, Sen S, Chakraborty N (2009) Study of heat transfer due to laminar flow of copper–water nanofluid through two isothermally heated parallel plates. Int J Thermal Sci. (48): 391–400.
Behzadmehr A, Saffar-Avval M, Galanis N (2007) Prediction of turbulent forced convection of a nanofluid in a tube with uniform heat flux using a two phase approach. Int J Heat Fluid Flow. (28): 211–219.
Mirmasoumi S, Behzadmehr A (2008a) Numerical study of laminar mixed convection of a nanofluid in a horizontal tube using two-phase mixture model. J. Appl. Thermal Eng. (28): 717–727.
Mirmasoumi S, Behzadmehr A (2008b) Effect of nanoparticles mean diameter on mixed convection heat transfer of a nanofluid in a horizontal tube. Int J Heat Fluid Flow. (29): 557–566.
Akbarinia A, Laur R (2009) Investigating the diameter of solid particles effects on a laminar nanofluid flow in a curved tube using a two phase approach. Int J Heat Fluid Flow. (30): 706–714.
Kurowski L, Chmiel-Kurowska K, Thullie J (2009) Numerical simulation of heat transfer in nanofluids. J. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. (26): 967–972.
Fard MH, Esfahany MN, Talaie MR (2010) Numerical study of convective heat transfer of nanofluids in a circular tube two-phase model versus single-phase model. J. Int Commun. Heat Mass Transfer. (37): 91–97.
Keshavarz M, Mohammadi R (2013) CFD modeling (comparing single and two-phase approaches) on thermal performance of Al2O3/water nanofluid in mini-channel heat sink. J. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. (25): 582–597.
Shariat M, Mokhtari R, Akbarinia A, Rafee R, Sajjadi S. M (2014) Impact of nanoparticle mean diameter and the buoyancy force on laminar mixed convection nanofluid flow in an elliptic duct employing two phase mixture model. J. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. (50): 15-24.
A. Ramiar, P. Valinataj-Bahnemiri, S. A. Manavi (2015) Heat transfer optimization of two phase modeling of nanofluid in a sinusoidal wavy channel using Artificial Bee Colony technique. (18): 727–737.
Omid Ali Akbar, Mohammad Reza safaei, Marjan Goodarzi (2016) A modified two-phase mixture model of nanofluid flow and heat transfer in a 3-D curved microtube. (27): 2175-2185.
P. Hanifzade, M. Ashjaee, M. Goharkhah, K. Montazeri (2017) The comparative study of single and two-phase models for magnetite nanofluid forced convection in a tube. (65): 58-70.
M. Ziad Saghir, Amirhossein Ahadi, Tooraj Yousefi, Bahram Farahbakhsh (2016) Two-phase and single phase models of flow of nanofluid in a square cavity. (100): 372-380.
Farhad A. Abbassi, Mohsen Nazari, M. M Shahmardan (2017) Numerical Study of Heat Transfer and Flow Bifurcation of CuO Nanofluid in Sudden Expansion Microchannel Using Two-Phase Model (7): 57-72.
Patankar SV (1980) Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow. Hemisphere, Washington, DC.
Versteeg HK, Malalasekera W (1995) An introduction to computational fluid dynamics the finite volume method. Longman Scientific and Technical, England.
Scott PS, Mirza FA (1986) A Finite Element Analysis of Laminar Flows through Planar and Axisymmetric Abrupt Expansions. J. Computers & Fluids. (14): 423-432.