An Essential Guide to Thermal Conductivity


Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI021000; SCI065000

Target Audience: The book is aimed to serve as a guide to research, education, and industries in the fields of heat transfer and exchange, cooling, and other thermal management.

Thermal conductivity is one of the main properties of any materials as it plays a key role for their use in a wide range of essential applications. This book covers the fundamentals of thermal conductivity, its measurements, mechanisms, and modeling for different important materials from multi-phase systems and ceramic materials to emerging fluids like ionic liquids and suspensions of nanoparticles known as nanofluids.

Despite being a popular topic under rapid evolution, knowledge on thermal conductivity of nanofluids is far from being mature. Besides a discussion on various mechanisms and modeling, this book presents experimental findings related to the impact of various parameters on the thermal conductivity of these new fluids. It includes thermal conductivity of ionanocolloids which is a new type of nanofluids.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Rigorous Bounds, Model Predictions and Mixture Rules for the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Multiphase and Porous Ceramics – From Theory to Practice
(Willi Pabst, Tereza Uhlířová, Soňa Hříbalová and Vojtěch Nečina-Department of Glass and Ceramics, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague), Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 2. Measuring Techniques of Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids
(L. Syam Sundar, E. Venkata Ramana, S. M. Sohel Murshed and Antonio C. M. Sousa-Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, et al.)

Chapter 3. Thermal Conductivity of Ionic Liquids and Ionanocolloids
(Elaine Fabre and S. M. Sohel Murshed-IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids
(Saeid Vafaei and Ryan Fulmer-Mechanical Engineering Department, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, USA)

Chapter 5. A Review of the Preparation, Stability and Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids
(Sujoy Das and M.M. Ghosh-Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India)


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