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dc.contributor.advisorTzou, D. Y.eng
dc.contributor.authorPfautsch, Emilyeng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 14, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Mechanical and aerospace engineering.eng
dc.description.abstractThis work analyzes the characteristics, flow development, and heat transfer coefficient of nanofluids under laminar forced convection over a flat plate. Nanofluids are engineered colloids composed of a base fluid and nanometer sized particles. They are studied because they have been shown to possess enhanced heat transfer properties over those of the base fluid. This analysis studies alumina nanoparticles submersed in water and also alumina nanoparticles submersed in ethylene glycol. A system of equations for continuity, momentum, and energy was developed and solved using Mathematica. Nanoparticle diameter size, nanoparticle volume fraction, nanofluid temperature, and free stream velocity were varied to observe their effects on nanofluid characteristics and the heat transfer coefficient. The nanoparticle volume fraction and nanoparticle size proved to be the most dominate parameters of those that were studied. Varying the nanoparticle volume fraction distribution showed that it is vital for the nanoparticles to stay evenly suspended throughout the fluid for there to be any enhancement in the heat transfer coefficient. When the nanoparticles were evenly distributed, the heat transfer coefficient increased anywhere from 2 to 3 times compared to nanofluids with settled nanoparticles.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb70638846eng
dc.identifier.oclc430501736eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5745
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5745eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshNanofluids -- Fluid dynamicseng
dc.subject.lcshHeat -- Transmissioneng
dc.subject.lcshHeat -- Convectioneng
dc.titleForced convection in nanofluids over a flat plateeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical and aerospace engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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