Nanoscience

Experimental Investigation on Rheological Properties of Water Based Novel Ternary Hybrid Nanofluids

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This study presents the rheological characterization of deionised water dispersed with two different ternary-hybrid nanoparticles namely, GO-TiO2-Ag and rGO-TiO2-Ag. The stability of 0.05 wt% nanofluid samples are serially diluted by 10 fold in 5 levels is determined using zeta potential measurements. The non-linear viscoelastic measurements at temperatures ranging from 25oC to 50oC reveal that the graphene based ternary hybrid nanoparticle nanofluids exhibit Newtonian behaviour at higher concentrations. However, it displays shear thinning or pseudo-plastic fluid characteristics at lower concentration, suggesting a potential influence of nanoparticle aggregation on the viscosity. The experimental results are found to be in good agreement with the existing water based viscosity models. In addition, the effect due to shear stress, angular sweep, frequency sweep and damping factor ratio is also plotted.

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