This note introduces a rescaling approach that greatly simplifies the evaluation of flow and physical parameters such as skin friction and heat transfer rate in recent single phase nanofluids research for which the nanofluids begin to create a non-Newtonian fluid after 5–6% volumetric concentration of nanoparticles. Much of the task is hence reduced to a particular case for a chosen fluid. By the help of specified transformations, the nanofluid results can be obtained from known properties of regular fluid. Such rescaling is shown to work well for the rotating disk boundary layer flow in nanofluid, and thus sheds light upon the future studies of this kind when further physical mechanism are taken into account.
A Note on the Correspondence Between Certain Nanofluid Flows and Standard Fluid Flows
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received November 26, 2013; final manuscript received September 22, 2014; published online November 18, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Oronzio Manca.
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Turkyilmazoglu, M. (February 1, 2015). "A Note on the Correspondence Between Certain Nanofluid Flows and Standard Fluid Flows." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. February 2015; 137(2): 024501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4028807
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