Powder Technology, Vol.367, 788-795, 2020
Experimental evaluating the rheological behavior of ethylene glycol under graphene nanosheets loading
In this study, the theological behavior of ethylene glycol (EG)-graphene nanosheet nanofluid is examined experimentally. The impacts of mass concentration of nanoparticles (0-5%), temperature (5-65 degrees C) and shear rate (0-90 1/s) on the dynamic viscosity of EG-graphene nanofluid are examined. The obtained results showed that ins corporating graphene nanoparticles into EG causes fluid behavior to change from Newtonian to power-law non-Newtonian. In addition, it was found that the dynamic viscosity of EG-graphene nanofluid augments by boosting nanoparticle concentration and decreasing temperature. Moreover, the regression technique is utilized to develop predictive correlations of consistency-index and power-law index of the power-law model. The results demonstrated that the R-squared value for the obtained correlations for consistency index and power-law index are 0.925and 0.982, respectively. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.