0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

A Numerical Investigation on Nanofluids Forced Convection in Channels With Transverse Ribs

[+] Author Affiliations
O. Manca, S. Nardini, D. Ricci

Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Aversa, Italy

Paper No. IMECE2010-38745, pp. 711-720; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2010-38745
From:
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 5: Energy Systems Analysis, Thermodynamics and Sustainability; NanoEngineering for Energy; Engineering to Address Climate Change, Parts A and B
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4429-8
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Heat transfer enhancement technologies are adopted in several applications as heat exchangers for refrigeration, automotives, process industry, solar heaters. A possibility for increasing the convective heat transfer in a fluid is to employ rough surfaces or adopting additives. When a fluid flows in a channel, ribs break the laminar sub-layer and create local wall turbulence due to flow separation and reattachment between consecutive ribs, which reduce thermal resistance and greatly augment the heat transfer. This behaviour overcomes the effect linked to the increased heat transfer area due to the ribs. However, higher friction losses are expected. In this paper a numerical investigation is carried out on forced convection with nanofluids (water-Al2 O3 ) in a ribbed channel with a constant heat flux applied on the external walls. Properties of fluid are considered constant and a single phase model is employed. Flow regime is turbulent; in fact, Reynolds numbers ranging from 20000 to 60000 are considered. Furthermore, different shapes, such as square, rectangular, triangular ones, and different dimensionless heights and pitches of elements are analyzed. Moreover, two volume particle concentrations are investigated. Results are presented in terms of temperature and velocity fields, average heat transfer coefficients and pressure drop profiles. The aim of this study is to find arrangement of ribs such to give high heat transfer coefficients and low pressure drops in presence of nanofluids.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In