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Calculation of the thermal conductivity of nanofluids containing nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes
Jurij Avsec, Maks Oblak, 2003, original scientific article

Abstract: A mathematical model for the calculation of thermal conductivity of nanofluids containing nanoparticles and nanotubes on the basis of statistical mechanics is presented. This appears to be the first such attempt published in the scientific literature. We focus on the influence of the liquid layer structure around nanoparticles as the reason for enhancement of the thermal conductivity of nanofluids. Analytical results of both the current analysis and statistical mechanics are compared with experimental data reported in the scientific literature, which show good agreement.
Keywords: statistical thermodynamics, mathematical models, thermal conductivity, nanofluids, transport properties, statistical nano-mechanics
Published: 31.05.2012; Views: 1141; Downloads: 66
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An approach to calculate thermodynamic properties of mixtures including Propane, n-Butane, and Isobutane
Jurij Avsec, Koichi Watanabe, 2005, original scientific article

Abstract: This paper discusses a mathematical model for computing the thermodynamic properties of propane, n-butane, isobutane, and their mixtures, in the fluid phase using a method based upon statistical chain theory. The constants necessary for computations such as the characteristic temperatures of rotation, electronic state, etc. and the moments of inertia are obtained analytically applying a knowledge of the atomic structure of the molecule. The paper presents a procedure for calculating thermodynamic properties such aspressure, speed of sound, the Joule-Thomson coefficient, compressibility, enthalpy, and thermal expansion coefficient. This paper will discuss, for the first time, the application of statistical chain theory for accurate properties of binary and ternary mixtures including propane, n-butane, and isobutane, in their entire fluid phases. To calculate the thermodynamic properties of Lennard-Jones chains, the Liu-Li-Lu model has been used. The thermodynamic properties of the hydrocarbon mixtures are obtained using the one-fluid theory.
Keywords: statistical thermodynamics, chain theory, mixtures, transport properties, hydrocarbons, isobutane, n-butane, propane, refrigerants
Published: 01.06.2012; Views: 1096; Downloads: 52
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