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Thermophysics and Aeromechanics

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 773–776 | Cite as

On laminar-turbulent transition in nanofluid flows

  • V. Ya. RudyakEmail author
  • A. V. Minakov
  • D. V. Guzey
  • V. A. Zhigarev
  • M. I. Pryazhnikov
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Abstract

The paper presents experimental data on the laminar-turbulent transition in the nanofluid flow in the pipe. The transition in the flows of such fluids is shown to have lower Reynolds numbers than in the base fluid. The degree of the flow destabilization increases with an increase in concentration of nanoparticles and a decrease in their size. On the other hand, in the turbulent flow regime, the presence of particles in the flow leads to the suppression of smallscale turbulent fluctuations. The correlation of the measured viscosity coefficient of considered nanofluids is presented.

Keywords

nanofluid laminar-turbulent transition nanoparticles flow in pipe hydrodynamic resistance viscosity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ya. Rudyak
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. V. Minakov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • D. V. Guzey
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. A. Zhigarev
    • 2
  • M. I. Pryazhnikov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil EngineeringNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Siberian Federal UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics SB RASNovosibirskRussia

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