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First Thermal and Fluids Engineering Summer Conference

ISSN: 2379-1748
ISBN: 978-1-56700-430-4

CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER OF AI2O3-WATER NANOFLUIDS IN A CONCENTRIC CIRCULAR TUBE

DOI: 10.1615/TFESC1.mnf.012870
pages 1583-1593

Kadir Gelis
Dept. of Mach. and Metallic Tech., Voc. High Sch., Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Agri, Turkey

Bayram Sahin
Erzurum Technical University

Eyuphan Manay
Dept. of Mech. Eng, Faculty of Eng&Arc., Technical Univ. of Erzurum, Erzurum, Turkey

Emre Mandev
Dept. of Mech. Eng, Faculty of Eng&Arc., Technical Univ. of Erzurum, Erzurum, Turkey


KEY WORDS: Heat transfer, concentric circular tube, Al2O3-water nanofluid,

Abstract

The use of energy in an eficcient way has been an important topic by the increasing energy demand. In this study, the efficiency of the heat exchangers used commonly in lots of fields in industry has been subjected. In concentric circular heat exchanger, distilled water and water based Al2O3 nanofluids with 0.4% and 0.8% volumetric concentrations have been used as working fluid. Used nanofluids have been prepared in the laboratory conditions, and thermal conductivity and viscosity measurements have been made, these values have also been used in the calculations. In the light of obtained data, Al2O3-water nanofluid with 0.4% volumetric concentration provided 14.5% enhancement, while Al2O3-water nanofluid with 0.8% volumetric concentration provided 19% enhancement. Furthermore, it was concluded that nanofluids did not cause significant increase in pressure drop.

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