Kinematic viscosity of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)/ lube oil cuts nanofluids containing 0.01-0.2 wt% single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNTs) was investigated at 25°C-100°C. The nanotube diameter was ~ 2nm and lengths ranging from 10 to 15μm. Kinematic viscosity of nanofluids increases with increasing particle weight fraction and decreasing temperature. The viscosity index of oil-based SWCNT nanofluids is increased up to 32.94% at a weight fraction of 0.2%.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||2011 2nd International Conference on Advances in Energy Engineering, ICAEE 2011 - Bangkok, Thailand|
Duration: Dec 27 2011 → Dec 28 2011
- Singlewalled carbon nanotube
- Viscosity index
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