Research on pressure loss of alumina nanofluid flow in a pipe

Ching Song Jwo*, Tun-Ping Teng, Dong Jin Wu, Ho Chang, Sih Li Chen

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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摘要

This investigation involved the two-step method of adding Al 2 O 3 nanoparticles to water to form Al 2 O 3 /water nanofluid, as the working fluid in experiments. The nanofluid was practically applied to a commercial circular steel tube, and the workability of its practical application was evaluated. The experimental variables were the parameters weight fraction, flowing condition and the temperature associated with the pressure drop in the pipe. The experimental results demonstrate that Al 2 O 3 /water nanofluid increases the pressure drop, whereas an increase in temperature reduces the pressure drop. The proportional increase in the pressure drop was lower under turbulent flow conditions than under laminar flow conditions. The traditional predictive equation for pressure drop could not be used estimate the pressure drop under laminar flow conditions. Accordingly, this investigation develops a new empirical equation for the friction factor in laminar flow, which is more accurate than the traditional equation for laminar flow.

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  • 機械工業

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