Heat Transfer Due to Laminar Natural Convection of Nanofluids

Theory and Calculation

  • De-Yi Shang
  • Liang-Cai Zhong

Part of the Heat and Mass Transfer book series (HMT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. De-Yi Shang, Liang-Cai Zhong
    Pages 1-18
  3. De-Yi Shang, Liang-Cai Zhong
    Pages 19-31
  4. De-Yi Shang, Liang-Cai Zhong
    Pages 61-70
  5. De-Yi Shang, Liang-Cai Zhong
    Pages 71-79
  6. De-Yi Shang, Liang-Cai Zhong
    Pages 81-90
  7. De-Yi Shang, Liang-Cai Zhong
    Pages 91-111
  8. De-Yi Shang, Liang-Cai Zhong
    Pages 151-164
  9. De-Yi Shang, Liang-Cai Zhong
    Pages 173-188
  10. De-Yi Shang, Liang-Cai Zhong
    Pages 189-190
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 191-202

About this book


This book presents a theoretical study of heat transfer due to laminar natural convection of nanofluids, using Al2O3-water nanofluid as an example. An innovative method of similarity transformation of velocity fields on laminar boundary layers is applied for the development of a mathematical governing model of natural convection with actual nanofluids, and a novel model of the nanofluid's variable thermophysical properties is derived by a mathematical analysis based on the developed model of variable physical properties of fluids combined with the model of the nanofluid's thermal conductivity and viscosity. Based on these, the physical property factors of nanofluids are produced, which leads to a simultaneous solution for deep investigations of hydrodynamics and heat transfer of nanofluid's natural convection.

The book also proposes novel predictive formulae for the evaluation of heat transfer of Al2O3-water nanofluid’s natural convection. The formulae have reliable theoretical and practical value because they are developed by rigorous theoretical analysis of heat transfer combined with full consideration of the effects of the temperature-dependent physical properties of nanofluids and the nanoparticle shape factor and concentration, as well as variations of fluid boundary temperatures. The conversion factors proposed help to turn the heat transfer coefficient and rate of fluid natural convection into those of nanofluid natural convection. Furthermore, several calculation examples are provided to demonstrate the heat transfer application of the proposed predictive formulae.


Convection Heat Transfer Theory and Calculation of Heat Transfer Variable Physical Properties Predictive Formulae Coversion Factor Boundary Layer Theory of Nanofluid Flow Application of Nanofluid Flow

Authors and affiliations

  • De-Yi Shang
    • 1
  • Liang-Cai Zhong
    • 2
  1. 1.Former Professor of Northeastern UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Northeastern UniversityShenyangChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94402-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94403-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4846
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4854
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