Experimental Testing of Thermo Physical Properties of Novel Water and Glycerol Mixture-Based Silica Nano Fluids
T. Rajendra Prasad1, K. Rama Krishna2, K. V. Sharma3 
1T. Rajendra Prrasad, Resarch Scholar, Center for Energy Studies, JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India.
2K. Rama Krishna, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KLEF, Vaddeswaram, India.
3K. V. Sharma, Center for Energy Studies, JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India.

Manuscript received on 19 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 5299-5305 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B1086078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1086.078219
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Abstract: The main objectives of the present work embrace the preparation of cobalt nanofluids, amalgamation of silica nanofluid with optimum glycerol-water (G-W) mixture ratio and estimation of its thermal properties like thermal conductivity and viscosity experimentally. Optimum ratio of base liquid (G-W mixture) was selected for the preparation of nanofluids. Subsequently, thermophysical properties of the hybrid nano mixture have been determined experimentally using KD2Pro thermal properties analyzer and Brookfield viscometer at different volume concentrations of silica nanofluids. Attained results reveal that, the dynamic viscosity and thermal conductivity are found to be growing remarkably with the increase in nanoparticle weight concentration in base liquid mixture. The results are found to be in good agreement with the available data from the literature.
Index Terms: Water-Glycerol Mixture, Nanofluid Concentration, Thermal Conductivity, Viscosity.

Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete