Special Issue "Nano-Enhanced Heat Transfer"

Submission Deadline: 01 June 2021 (closed)
Guest Editors
Lioua Kolsi, Hail University, Saudi Arabia
Ali Chamkha, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
Walid Hassen, Monastir University, Tunisia


Nanofluids refers to suspensions of high conductive nanoparticles in low conductive base fluids. Using this innovative and non-destructive technique leads to the improvement of the heat transfer due to the enhancement of the thermophysical properties of nanofluids. The use of nanofluids in various engineering application becomes a trend last decade especially with miniaturization/size reduction of devices and equipment. In fact, using nanofluids can lead to a reducing of heat exchange area, enhancement of heat transfer coefficient and improvement of the performances of thermal systems. Investigation is this thematic still in progress and the number of research teams working on it keeps increasing. Thus, the present issue will be dedicated to the latest advance in all the aspects related to the use of nanofluids in heat transfer and thermal systems.

The SI includes (and not limited to) the following topics:

1) Natural, mixed, and forced convection

2) Theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies

3) Nanotechnology applications in renewable energies

4) Heat exchangers

5) Nanofluids characterization


7) MHD and EHD

8) Hybrid nanofluids

Nanofluids, heat transfer, convection.

Published Papers
  • Mixed Convection in a Two-Sided Lid-Driven Square Cavity Filled with Different Types of Nanoparticles: A Comparative Study Assuming Nanoparticles with Different Shapes
  • Abstract Steady, laminar mixed convection inside a lid-driven square cavity filled with nanofluid is investigated numerically. We consider the case where the right and left walls are moving downwards and upwards respectively and maintained at different temperatures while the other two horizontal ones are kept adiabatic and impermeable. The set of nonlinear coupled governing mass, momentum, and energy equations are solved using an extensively validated and a highly accurate finite difference method of fourth-order. Comparisons with previously conducted investigations on special configurations are performed and show an excellent agreement. Meanwhile, attention is focused on the heat transfer enhancement when different nano-particles:… More
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