fluid mechanics

nanofluids thermal management

What Are NANOFLUIDS? Why are they used?

Nanofluids are fluids containing nanometer (~1-100*10-9m) sized particles. It is engineered colloidal suspension of solid state nano-particles in a base fluid. Experiments suggest that the colloidal mixture has a higher heat transfer co-efficient compared to the base fluid. This is proving extremely useful as electronic devices get smaller and smaller with heat rejection becoming more …

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A Basic, Idiot’s Guide to Fluid Mechanics …and its role in our lives

Fluid collectively represents liquid and gas, and the study of the movement (flow) of fluid is known as “Fluid Mechanics”. This is one of the oldest sciences which our ancestors tried to decipher. As “homo sapiens” started farming and living together, they saw the need to transport water (and later on sewage). Thus, began the …

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Reynolds Number Calculator and Formula (Equation)

Below is  a handy Reynolds Number Calculator. The Reynolds number (Re) is a dimensionless quantity that is used to determine what type of fluid flow to expect in a given situation. It is an important tool for engineers who are engaged in fluid mechanics, as it can predict the flow patterns to be expected and help …

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