Valery Ya Rudyak

Valery Ya Rudyak

Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Russia

Title: The features of the modeling the nanofluid flows


Valery Ya Rudyak has graduated from Physical Faculty (Molecular Physics Department) of the Novosibirsk University. He completed his PhD dissertation in Kinetic Theory Of Gases. In 1990, he defended the Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics dissertation. He is Honored Science Worker of Russian Federation. He is Head of Theoretical Mechanics department of the Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, simultaneously he is Main Research Scientist of the Siberian Federal University. His main field of expertise includes the following subjects: nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, kinetic theory of gases, rarefied gas dynamics, physics and mechanics of transport processes, transport processes in nanofluids, flows in microchannels, multi-phases fluids, laminar-turbulent transition, CFD and molecular dynamics simulation. He is author of 6 monographs and more than 200 scientific papers. The main subjects of his research are the nanofluids transport properties and modelling micro- and nanoflows. 


Nanofluid is two-phase systems consisting of a base fluid and nanoparticles. The study of the physics and transport properties of nanofluids has started relatively recently. It has been motivated by various applications of nanofluids in many different areas. Therefore, modeling the nanofluid flows is the fashion direction in fluid mechanics. However, the standard approaches are not applicable here. This is due to the fact that the nanofluids have no standard properties. In this paper, the features of the nanofluid flows modeling are analyzed and the thermophysical properties of nanofluids are discussed in detail. It was shown that viscosity and thermal conductivity of nanofluids as a rule did not describe by the classical theories. The transport coefficients of nanofluids depend not only on the volume concentration of the particles but also on their size and material. The viscosity increases with decreasing the particle size while the thermal conductivity increases with increasing the particle size, the reasons of such behavior is explained. Last part of the paper deals with the modeling of two important flows, the heat transfer of nanofluid in cylindrical channel and laminar turbulent transition in Poiseulle and tube flows are considered. It was shown that the heat transfer coefficient is determined by the flow mode (laminar or turbulent) of the nanofluid. The use of the nanofluids as a coolant significantly affect the magnitude of the heat transfer coefficient. The laminar-turbulent transition begins in all cases earlier (at smaller Reynolds numbers) than carrier fluid. In conclusion, the possibility of the use of traditional similarity criteria are discussed. It is shown that the variation in the Prandtl number during modeling does not allow obtaining adequate information about the flow under study, since each point of the obtained dependences corresponds to different nanofluids simply.

Figure 1: Structure of the presentation.

Recent Publications

1. Podryabinkin E V and Rudyak V Y (2014) Modeling of turbulent annular flows of Hershel-Bulkley fluids with eccentricity and inner cylinder rotation. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics 23:137-147.

2 Rudyak V Ya and Krasnolutskii S L (2014) Dependence of the viscosity of nanofluids on nanoparticle size and material. Physics Letters A 378:1845-1849.

3 Rudyak V and Minakov A (2014) Modeling and optimization of Y-type micromixers. Micromachines 5:886-912.

4.Minakov A V, Lobasov A S, Guzei D V, Pryazhnikov M I and Rudyak V Ya (2015) The experimental and theoretical study of laminar forced convection of nanofluids in the round channel. Applied Thermal Engineering 88:140-148.

5 Gavrilov A A and Rudyak V Ya (2016) Direct numerical simulation of the turbulent flows of power-law fluids in a circular pipe. Thermophysics and Aeromechanics 23:47-487.