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Benjamin Rimbault

Bio: Benjamin Rimbault is an academic researcher from Université de Moncton. The author has contributed to research in topics: Heat sink & Nanofluid. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 2 publications receiving 102 citations. Previous affiliations of Benjamin Rimbault include University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the hydraulic and thermal fields of a 29nm CuO nanoparticle-water nanofluid with various volume fractions, 0.24, 1.03% and 4.5%, were investigated inside a rectangular microchannel heat sink under both laminar and turbulent conditions.

119 citations

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08 Jul 2012
TL;DR: In this paper, the problem of laminar flow and heat transfer of water-based nanofluids inside a 3D-microchannel heat sink was numerically investigated, considering temperature-dependent fluids properties.
Abstract: The problem of laminar flow and heat transfer of water-based nanofluids inside a 3D-microchannel heat sink was numerically investigated, considering temperature-dependent fluids properties. Results, obtained for the 250–2000 Reynolds number range, show that an important enhancement of surface convective heat transfer coefficient can be achieved by increasing the particle volume fraction. For given Reynolds number and particle fraction, a highest heat transfer enhancement is obtained using CuO-water nanofluid. However, the use of nanofluids considerably increases the wall friction and consequently the pumping power. The ‘heat transferred to fluid/pumping power’ ratio was calculated for nanofluids. For given Reynolds number and particle volume fraction, such a ratio was found lowest for CuO-water nanofluid, while alumina-water nanofluids provide similar results.Copyright © 2012 by ASME

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a critical review of heat transfer applications of nanofluids, including radiators, circular tube heat exchangers, plate heat exchanger, shell and tube heat exchange, and heat sinks.
Abstract: This paper presents a critical review of heat transfer applications of nanofluids. The effects of nanoparticle concentration, size, shape, and nanofluid flow rate on Nusselt number, heat transfer coefficient, thermal conductivity, thermal resistance, friction factor and pressure drop from numerous studies reported recently are presented. Effects of various geometric parameters on heat transfer enhancement of system using nanofluids have also been reviewed. Heat transfer devices covered in this paper include radiators, circular tube heat exchangers, plate heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers and heat sinks. Various correlations used for experimental validation or developed in reviewed studies are also compiled, compared and analyzed. The pros and cons associated to the applications of nanofluids in heat transfer devices are presented in details to determine the future direction of research in this arena.

388 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the state-of-the-art of multi-level thermal management techniques for both air- and liquid-cooled data centers is reviewed. But the main focus is on the sources of inefficiencies and the improvement methods with their configuration features and performances at each level.

272 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of different aspects of nanofluid stability starting from the preparation stage till implementation in practical applications is presented, focusing on the stability as a function of operating conditions such as high temperature, pressure, confinement, composition, salinity, external magnetic field and shear rate.

266 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors reviewed the use of nanofluids in electronics cooling considering several aspects such as liquid block type, numerical approach, nanoparticle material, energy consumption, and second law of thermodynamics.

221 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a comprehensive review is carried out on the methods used for optimizing the hydrothermal design of heat sinks, including passive and active techniques utilized for enhancing the heat removal from heat sinks by modifying either the solid domain or fluid domain.

220 citations