A structural model to predict in-field thermal conductivity of ferrofluids is proposed in this study and is validated by the experimental data from the literature. The model is able to capture the aggregation development of the magnetic particles with increasing magnetic field strength. Introducing a compression function that can be found empirically, the model can accurately predict the thermal conductivity, especially the plateauing at low and high magnetic fields.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)