Numerical Prediction of Forced Convective Heat Transfer and Friction Factor of Turbulent Nanofluid Flow through Straight Channels

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 8, No. 1, April 2015, Pages 1-10

D. G. Jehad1,*, G. A. Hashim1
1Department of Thermo-Fluids, Faculty of Mechanical, Engineering, Universiti Technology Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: dhafir_alalwan@yahoo.com

KEYWORDS

Turbulent, nanofluid, Nusselt number, friction factor

ABSTRACT

A numerical analysis has been implemented applying on turbulent forced convection flow of water inside a horizontal circular channel with a constant heatflux applied to the wall. Nusselt number and friction factor have been tested for Reynolds number, Re=5000 to 20000. Results present that the heat transfer rate increases as the Reynolds number increase. On the other hand, the friction factor increase when the Reynolds number decrease. Finally, results of the average Nusselt number and frictional factor for pure fluid (water) have been verified and validated with experimental results as well as with available correlations where a logical good agreement has been fulfilled.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Jehad, D. G., et al. “Numerical Prediction of Forced Convective Heat Transfer and Friction Factor of Turbulent Nanofluid Flow through Straight Channels.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 8.1 (2015): 1-10.

APA
Jehad, D. G., & Hashim, G. A. (2015). Numerical Prediction of Forced Convective Heat Transfer and Friction Factor of Turbulent Nanofluid Flow through Straight Channels. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 8(1), 1-10.

Chicago
Jehad, D. G., and G. A. Hashim. “Numerical Prediction of Forced Convective Heat Transfer and Friction Factor of Turbulent Nanofluid Flow through Straight Channels.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 8, no. 1 (2015): 1-10.

Harvard
Jehad, D.G. and Hashim, G.A., 2015. Numerical Prediction of Forced Convective Heat Transfer and Friction Factor of Turbulent Nanofluid Flow through Straight Channels. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 8(1), pp.1-10.

Vancouver
Jehad, DG, Hashim, GA. Numerical Prediction of Forced Convective Heat Transfer and Friction Factor of Turbulent Nanofluid Flow through Straight Channels. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2015;8(1):1-10.

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