This work investigates experimentally the cooling performance of Al 2 O 3 /water nanofluid with 8 wt% concentration flowing through a minichannel heat sink with a MEPCM layer in its ceiling. The hydrothermal characteristics of the nanofluid-cooled minichannel heat sink are analyzed and the dimensionless wall temperature distribution, Nusselt number, heat transfer effectiveness, coefficient of performance, figure of merit, and wall temperature thermal resistance are assessed. The measured results show that the dispersion of alumina nanoparticles inside pure water declines the wall temperature and consequently enhances the heat transfer effect and Nusselt number augments. The maximum values of average heat transfer effectiveness and FOM at the inlet of the MCHS are achieved 1.4 and 1.27 by flowing nanofluid with 8 wt% nanoparticle concentration and Re = 1549, respectively. The results revealed that embedding MEPCM layer in the ceiling of the MCHS has little influence on the cooling performance of Al 2 O 3 /water nanofluid in the minichannel heat sink.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Apr|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics