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    A novel correlation approach for viscosity prediction of water based nanofluids of Al2O3, TiO2, SiO2 and CuO

    , Article Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers ; Volume 58 , 2016 , Pages 19-27 ; 18761070 (ISSN) KalantariMeybodi, M ; Daryasafar, A ; MoradiKoochi, M ; Moghadasi, J ; BabaeiMeybodi, R ; KhorramGhahfarokhi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers  2016
    Nanofluids viscosity is one of the most important thermophysical properties in nanofluids usage especially in chemical and petroleum engineering applications. So it is highly desirable to predict the viscosity of nanofluids accurately. Experimental measurements are impossible in most situations and present models are not comprehensive and efficient especially for high temperature, high volume concentration and high viscosity values. In this study, a new correlation has been developed based on the comprehensive database of water based Al2O3, TiO2, SiO2 and CuO nanofluids viscosity data found in literature. The proposed correlation uses temperature, nanoparticle size, nanoparticle volumetric...