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Etude des ferrofluides et de leurs applications à l'intensification des transferts de chaleur par convection forcée

Abstract : This thesis aims to study the thermal and rheological performances of ferrofluids under magnetic field for an application in cooling systems. The approach consists on macroscopic analysis based on experimental studies. Our approach is focused on three aspects: i) rheology ii) internal forced convection iii) thermal conductivity. We developed different characterization benches. For rheological studies, a magnetic circuit is developed and integrated into rheometer to create magnetic fields reaching 0,8 T. This approach demonstrates the influence of magnetic flux density on the shear forces. Concerning heat transfers, we carried out experimental tests based on the use of a closed loop flow system to study forced convection of ferrofluids with imposed wall flux under magnetic field. This test bench allows us to understand the impact of several parameters related to the configuration of the applied magnetic field on the enhancement of convective heat transfers. To analyze why convective heat transfers are better under magnetic field, we carried out a system for measuring the thermal conductivity. This bench tests allows us to show the effect of temperature and magnetic flux density on this physical property. All these tests are paving the way for new research activities and to the ferrofluids applications in cooling systems.
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Wahid Cherief. Etude des ferrofluides et de leurs applications à l'intensification des transferts de chaleur par convection forcée. Energie électrique. Université Grenoble Alpes, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015GREAT102⟩. ⟨tel-01259168⟩



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