## THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

### NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF FLOW AND THERMAL PATTERN IN UNBOUNDED FLOW USING NANOFLUID - CASE STUDY: LAMINAR 2-D PLANE JET

**ABSTRACT**

In this article, a numerical study is carried out to analyze the effect of nanoparticle volume fraction over flow and thermal characteristics of laminar 2-D plane jet. Al2O3-water and TiO2-water nanofluids are considered in this investigation with lowest and highest values of particle volume concentration equals to 0 and 0.02 respectively. This paper propose four correlations for describing the relation between the solid volume fraction, δt and δu. The results show that the cross stream thermal diffusion depth and cross stream hydraulic diffusion depth are increased when particles volume concentration is increased and mean temperature and mean velocity decreases when the solid volume fraction is increased. The effects of nanoparticle volume fraction in velocity and temperature time histories are also studied and discussed.

**KEYWORDS**

PAPER SUBMITTED: 2013-03-30

PAPER REVISED: 2014-09-19

PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-09-20

PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2014-11-08

**THERMAL SCIENCE** YEAR

**2016**, VOLUME

**20**, ISSUE

**5**, PAGES [1575 - 1584]

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