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Smaller radiator with enhanced heat transfer using CNT-nanofluids

Ismail, Ahmad Faris and Abd-Halim, B.A. and Walvekar , Rashmi Gangasa and Yusaf, Talal F. (2014) Smaller radiator with enhanced heat transfer using CNT-nanofluids. WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences, 88. pp. 185-191. ISSN 1743-3533

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With the development of advanced thermal fluids such as carbon nanotubes (CNT)-nanofluids, which have better thermal conductivity, there is a possibility to reduce the size of car radiators without affecting their heat transfer performance. In this study, the heat transfer results are compared using the standard radiator and a smaller radiator using four different fluids acting as the coolants: water, ethylene glycol, 0.02% CNT-nanofluid and 0.1% CNT-nanofluid. The experimental results show that the stable CNT-nanofluids prepared in this work produce better heat transfer performance in both engines. Moreover, the smaller radiator using the CNT-nanofluids produces similar or better heat transfer rates compared to the standard radiator using water or ethylene glycol.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1743/36825
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy, heat transfer, radiator, nanofluids, CNT
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr Ahmad Faris Ismail
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 10:23
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 14:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36825

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