Heat transfer from a cylinder of square cross section (either dissipating constant heat flux (qW) or maintaining at a constant temperature (TW)) placed near a plane wall under the incidence of nonuniform linear/nonlinear velocity profile is studied numerically (finite volume method (FVM), quadratic upstream interpolation for convective kinematics (QUICK), and SIMPLE). The conventional fluids are chosen as water, and ethylene glycol–water mixture. The nanoparticles are selected as Al2O3 and CuO. Roles of pressure gradient P (at the inlet), temperature of base fluids, thermal conditions (TW or qW), and nanofluids' parameters (nanoparticle concentrations (ϕ), diameter, materials, and base fluids) on the heat transfer (Nusselt number ()) of the cylinder are investigated here. enhancement from the cylinder together with its drag coefficient reduction/increment due to addition of nanomaterials in both fluids at two different temperatures is assessed under the Couette flow. Classical fluid dynamics relationship among , Reynolds number (Re), and Prandtl number is discussed through Colburn j–factor, and hence the utility of proposed correlation between j–factor and Re toward engineering problems is also explored. The graphical observations of dependency of on the aforesaid parameters are reconfirmed by proposed functional forms of and hence . An effort is made to examine the effectiveness of the aforementioned parameters on the heat transfer enhancement rate.
Roles of Nanofluids, Temperature of Base Fluids, and Pressure Gradient on Heat Transfer Enhancement From a Cylinder: Uniformly Heated/Heat Flux
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received September 23, 2017; final manuscript received February 7, 2019; published online April 16, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Thomas Beechem.
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Maiti, D. K., and Sharma, S. (April 16, 2019). "Roles of Nanofluids, Temperature of Base Fluids, and Pressure Gradient on Heat Transfer Enhancement From a Cylinder: Uniformly Heated/Heat Flux." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. June 2019; 141(6): 062402. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042840
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