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Thermal Performance of Thermosyphon Evacuated Tube Solar Collector using TiO2/Water Nanofluid

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 20 No. 1, April 2016, Pages 12-29

M. M. Jamil1,*, N. A. Che Sidik1, M. N. A. W. Muhammad Yazid1
1Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: mjameel87@yahoo.com

KEYWORDS

TiO2/Water Nanofluid, Nusselt Number, Thermosyphon, Evacuated Tube Solar Collector

ABSTRACT

In this paper, the performance of thermosyphon evacuated tube solar collector using TiO2/water has been numerically investigated using commercial software ANSYS. TiO2 nanoparticles were dispersed into the based fluid for volume fractions ranged ?=0.05-1%. The simulations were performed at three inclination angles of 30°, 45° and 60°. Numerical results indicated that the thermal performance of the evacuated tube was improved with nanofluids compared its base fluid. In addition, the thermal performance of the tube at inclination angle of 30° and 0.5vol.% was found to give the maximum enhancement which shows the highest thermosyphon and gravity effects on the evacuated tube.

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MLA
Jamil, M. M., et al. “Thermal Performance of Thermosyphon Evacuated Tube Solar Collector using TiO2/Water Nanofluid.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 20.1 (2016): 12-29.

APA
Jamil, M. M., Che Sidik, N. A., & Muhammad Yazid, M. N. A. W. (2016). Thermal Performance of Thermosyphon Evacuated Tube Solar Collector using TiO2/Water Nanofluid. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 20(1), 12-29.

Chicago
Jamil, M. M., N. A. Che Sidik, and M. N. A. W. Muhammad Yazid. “Thermal Performance of Thermosyphon Evacuated Tube Solar Collector using TiO2/Water Nanofluid.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 20, no. 1 (2016): 12-29.

Harvard
Jamil, M.M., Che Sidik, N.A. and Muhammad Yazid, M.N.A.W., 2016. Thermal Performance of Thermosyphon Evacuated Tube Solar Collector using TiO2/Water Nanofluid. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 20(1), pp.12-29.

Vancouver
Jamil, MM, Che Sidik, NA, Muhammad Yazid, MNAW. Thermal Performance of Thermosyphon Evacuated Tube Solar Collector using TiO2/Water Nanofluid. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2016;20(1):12-29.

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