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Numerical Study of a Confined Axisymmetric Jet Impingement Heat Transfer with Nanofluids

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A numerical simulation on confined impinging circular jet working with a mixture of water and Al2O3 nanoparticles is investigated. The flow is turbulent and a constant heat flux is applied on the heated plate. A two-phase mixture model approach has been adopted. Different nozzle-to-plate distance, nanoparticle volume concentrations and Reynolds number have been considered to study the thermal performances of the system in terms of local, average and stagnation point Nusselt number. The local Nusselt number profiles show that the highest values within the stagnation point region, and the lowest at the end of the heated plate. It is observed that the average Nusselt number increases for increasing nanoparticle concentrations, moreover, the highest values are observed for H/D=5, and a maximum increase of 10% is obtained at a concentration equal to 5%.

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J. Huang and J. Jang, "Numerical Study of a Confined Axisymmetric Jet Impingement Heat Transfer with Nanofluids," Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 1B, 2013, pp. 69-74. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.51B013.

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