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dc.contributor.authorAbdollahi, Ayoub
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Rajnish N.
dc.contributor.authorMohammed, H.
dc.contributor.authorVatani, Ashkan
dc.description.abstractA three-dimensional numerical simulation of an interrupted microchannel heat sink is performed to investigate the pressure drop and heat transfer characteristics of a nanofluid flow. In the first part the effect of two different rib shapes on flow characteristics is studied to find the optimum design. In this part water is used as working fluid. For the second part of the present work, an Al2O3/water nanofluid with different volume fractions is modeled as the working fluid, and its performance is compared to water. Analysis shows that using ellipse ribs results in better performance of the microchannel rather than diamond ribs and no ribs. It was also shown that at least 2% of nanoparticles volume fraction is required to achieve an enhancement in heat transfer.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHeat Transfer Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Mathematics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMechanical Engineering
dc.titleHeat transfer and flow analysis of Al2O3-Water nanofluids in interrupted microchannel heat sink with ellipse and diamond ribs in the transverse microchambers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
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gro.griffith.authorVatani, Ashkan

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