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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2013 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 116-119
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2013.116.119  
Thermal Boundary Layer Analysis of Nanofluids in a Circular Tube
Seyyed Shahabeddin Azimi and Mansour Kalbasi
 
Abstract: In this research, thermal boundary layer in the forced convective heat transfer of nanofluids in fully developed laminar flow in a circular tube is considered in which thermal boundary layer grows. In thermal boundary layer temperature increases gradually. By analysis of conservation laws, it is concluded that the density of the base fluid has important role in the thermal boundary layer because both nanoparticle volume fraction and axial velocity of the nanofluid depend on it. Also to obtain temperature profile, the energy equation does not require to couple with momentum equations despite velocity has radial and axial distribution.
 
How to cite this article:
Seyyed Shahabeddin Azimi and Mansour Kalbasi, 2013. Thermal Boundary Layer Analysis of Nanofluids in a Circular Tube. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 8: 116-119.
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2013.116.119
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2013.116.119