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AbstractThis article reports viscosity data on a series of colloidal dispersions collected as part of the International Nanofluid Property Benchmark Exercise (INPBE). Data are reported for seven different fluids that include dispersions of metal-oxide nanoparticles in water, and in synthetic oil. These fluids, which are also referred to as 'nanofluids,' are currently being researched for their potential to function as heat transfer fluids. In a recently published paper from the INPBE study, thermal conductivity data from more than 30 laboratories around the world were reported and analyzed. Here, we examine the influence of particle shape and concentration on the viscosity of these same nanofluids and compare data to predictions from classical theories on suspension rheology.
All Author(s) ListVenerus DC, Buongiorno J, Christianson R, Townsend J, Bang IC, Chen G, Chung SJ, Chyu M, Chen HS, Ding YL, Dubois F, Dzido G, Funfschilling D, Galand Q, Gao JW, Hong HP, Horton M, Hu LW, Iorio CS, Jarzebski AB, Jiang YR, Kabelac S, Kedzierski MA, Kim C, Kim JH, Kim S, McKrell T, Ni R, Philip J, Prabhat N, Song PX, Van Vaerenbergh S, Wen DS, Witharana S, Zhao XZ, Zhou SQ
Journal nameApplied Rheology
Volume Number20
Issue Number4
PublisherKerschensteiner Verlag
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordscolloidal dispersion; nanofluids; thermal conductivity; viscosity
Web of Science Subject CategoriesMechanics; MECHANICS

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