- Published on 01 February 2019
Over the past few decades, several researchers produced a verity of nanofluids which are opted as heat transfer fluids in many engineering and technological process. Nanofluid is a kind of heat transfer fluids, containing nanoparticles (1–100 nm) which are uniformly and stably distributed in a base fluid. Nanoparticles could be metallic/intermetallic compounds such as Ag, Cu, Ni, Au, Fe, and ceramic compounds such as oxides, sulphide and carbides. The liquids such as water, ethylene glycol, mixture of water and ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, engine oil, vegetable oil, paraffin, coconut oil, gear oil, kerosene, pump oil, are used as base fluids. A wide range of applications for nanofluids in different areas such as biomedical applications, lubrication, surface coating, petroleum industry, environmental remediation, and electronics cooling systems have been reported in the literature. In the last decade, nanofluids have gained significant attention due to their enhanced thermal properties. Thermal conductivity is the most significant thermo-physical property of nanofluids, which must be studied in order to demonstrate the capability of nanofluids for heat transfer applications. Experimental studies show that thermal conductivity of nanofluids depends on many factors such as particle volume fraction, particle material, particle size, particle shape, base fluid material, mixture combinations, slip mechanisms and temperature. In order to select the efficient nanofluid with optimal characteristics for cooling applications, not only thermal conductivity but also viscosity must be assessed. In addition, the specific heat capacity and density of the nanofluid should be analysed to describe the nanofluid heat transfer characteristics.
The aim of this special issue is to comprise original theoretical/experimental research articles which address the recent developments and research efforts on nanofluids with the purpose to provide guidelines for future research directions. The dynamics of fluid flow are also within the scope of the issue.
The topics include, but are not limited to:
- Dispersions of nanomaterials
- Thermal, Electrical, Optical, Rheological and Tribological properties
- Inorganic-organic hybrids or nanocomposites
- Computational and Theoretical modelling on nanofluids
- MHD flow and nonlinear radiation in heat transfer
- Chaotic configurations and movement of nanoparticles
- Dynamics of fluid/nanofluid flow.
Call for papers:
We would like to invite the authors to submit their original research articles and short reviews on heat transfer studies on nanofluids and motion of fluids/nanofluids.
Submission deadline: 12th April 2019.
Articles should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ ST by selecting “Heat Transfer in Nanofluids: Dynamics and Recent Developments” as a special issue at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjst/home.php. Manuscripts can be submitted in Word and LaTeX. The LaTeX template of EPJ ST can be downloaded here.
Santo Banerjee (Institute for Mathematical Research and Malaysia-Italy Centre of Excellence for Mathematical Science; University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia) and Rushi Kumar B (Department of Mathematics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India).