Consequence of Nanoparticle Physiognomies on Heat Transfer Characteristics of Heat Exchanger 2020-28-0462
In this paper the heat transfer coefficient and the heat transfer rate of a heat exchanger is scrutinized by using nanofluids. The silicon carbide nanoparticles, milled and sonificated as nanofluids of volume fractions 0.01499(%) and 0.01399(%). The heat transfer characteristics of SiC(P)/water, SiC(M)/water, SiC(P)/EG, SiC(M)/EG are measured in a concentric tube heat exchanger under laminar flow condition. The consequence of nanoparticle physiognomies, Reynolds number, on the heat transfer characteristic is scrutinized. It has been found that the addition of milled nanoparticlein the base fluids enhances the heat transfer characteristics rather than the normal nanoparticle. The experimental results shows that the heat transfer characteristics of SiC(M) is higher than that of SiC(P) in both the case of water and EG. This is because of the structural changes of SiC-M by the deformation caused by the ball milling.