Title: Specific heat capacity of molten salt-based alumina nanofluid
Authors: Lu, Ming-Chang
Huang, Chien-Hsun
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: Nanofluid;Nanolayer;Specific heat capacity (SHC);Molten-salt
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2013
Abstract: There is no consensus on the effect of nanoparticle (NP) addition on the specific heat capacity (SHC) of fluids. In addition, the predictions from the existing model have a large discrepancy from the measured SHCs in nanofluids. We show that the SHC of the molten salt-based alumina nanofluid decreases with reducing particle size and increasing particle concentration. The NP size-dependent SHC is resulted from an augmentation of the nanolayer effect as particle size reduces. A model considering the nanolayer effect which supports the experimental results was proposed.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1556-276X-8-292
ISSN: 1931-7573
DOI: 10.1186/1556-276X-8-292
Volume: 8
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