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Title: Lattice Boltzmann simulation of magnetic field effects on nanofluid
Authors: Zhou, W
Yan, Y
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Nanofluid;Magnetic field;heat transfer;lattice Boltzmann method
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 48
Abstract: In this paper, the magnetic field effects on natural convection heat transfer in an enclosure filled with nanofluid are numerically investigated by using lattice Boltzmann method. The fluid in the enclosure is a water-based nanofluid containing Al2O3 nanoparticles. A uniform external magnetic field with different angles was applied. A series of simulation cases were carried out for different governing parameters including Hartmann number, Rayleigh number, the nanoparticle volume fractions and magnetic field angles. The results show that the increasing Rayleigh number and nanoparticle volume fraction improve the heat transfer in the enclosure. However, the heat transfer has been suppressed when Hartmann number increases. The results also indicate there are critical values for the Raleigh number and also the magnetic field orientation, at which the impacts of the solid volume fraction and magnetic field effects are the most pronounced.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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