EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON DENSITY, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, SPECIFIC HEAT AND VISCOSITY OF WATER – ETHYLENE GLYCOL MIXTURE DISPERSED WITH CARBON NANOTUBES

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V. KUMARESAN J. GANESH KUMAR M. D. KATHIR KAMAN K. Raja R. Velraj

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This article presents the effect of adding multi wall carbon nanotubes  (MWCNT) in water – ethylene glycol mixture on density and various thermophysical properties such as thermal conductivity, specific heat and viscosity. Density of nanofluids was measured using standard volumetric flask method and the data showed a good agreement with the mixing theory. The maximum thermal conductivity enhancement of 11 % was noticed for the nanofluids with 0.9 wt. %. Due to lower specific heat of the MWCNT, the specific heat of the nanofluids decreased in proportion with the MWCNT concentration. The rheological analysis showed that the transition region from shear thinning to Newtonian extended to the higher shear stress  range compared to that of base fluids. Viscosity ratio of the nanofluids augmented anomalously with respect to increase in temperature and about 2.25 fold increase was observed in the temperature range of 30 – 40 ˚C. The modified model of Maron and Pierce predicted the viscosity of the nanofluids with the inclusion of effect of aspect ratio of MWCNT and nanoparticle aggregates.

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KUMARESAN, V. et al. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON DENSITY, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, SPECIFIC HEAT AND VISCOSITY OF WATER – ETHYLENE GLYCOL MIXTURE DISPERSED WITH CARBON NANOTUBES. Thermal Science, [S.l.], mar. 2017. ISSN 2334-7163. Available at: <http://thermal-science.tech/journal/index.php/thsci/article/view/2091>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI141015028G.
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Received 2017-03-01
Accepted 2017-03-13
Published 2017-03-13

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