The effective thermal conductivity of Al2O3/water and CuO/water nanofluids were modeled by numerically solving steady heat flow in one-dimensional channels. This was accomplished by using energy conserving dissipative particle dynamics (DPDe). The effects of the interfacial thermal resistance and the Brownian motion of nanoparticles were incorporated in the model by modifying the conductive interaction parameter in the energy equation. The results were presented in the form of the thermal conductivity of nanofluids as functions of particle volume fraction and temperature, and were compared with the available experimental and analytical results. The present model agreed well with the experimental results for Al2O3/water nanofluid while there were discrepancies between the model and the results for CuO/water nanofluid.
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Simulation of Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids Using Dissipative Particle Dynamics
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Yamada, T, Asako, Y, Faghri, M, & Hong, C. "Simulation of Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids Using Dissipative Particle Dynamics." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Third International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. ASME 2012 Third International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. March 3–6, 2012. pp. 819-827. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MNHMT2012-75311
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