Presentation Title

Thermal Performance of Cylindrical Heat Pipes

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

MSE 113

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Abstract

In this presentation, the experimental results of a water-based heat pipe’s thermal performance is compared to the analytical results by measuring a temperature profile across the length of the 10mm diameter heat pipe using a custom made testing apparatus that applies heat at the evaporator section and rejects heat at the condenser section. The overall testing apparatus consists of a chiller unit (NESLAB RTE-211) that provides the cooling water in the condenser section, an assortment of PVC pipe and valves/fittings that serve as the condenser, a 12-inch pipe surface heating element, a variable voltage transformer that allows for a variable power input and an 8-channel DaqPro data logger with eight K-type thermocouples. The results of the water-based heat pipe thermal performance are calibrated to the analytical models presented by Borna et al. and will be used to characterize the performance of a nano-fluid based heat pipe at various diameters.

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Thermal Performance of Cylindrical Heat Pipes

MSE 113

In this presentation, the experimental results of a water-based heat pipe’s thermal performance is compared to the analytical results by measuring a temperature profile across the length of the 10mm diameter heat pipe using a custom made testing apparatus that applies heat at the evaporator section and rejects heat at the condenser section. The overall testing apparatus consists of a chiller unit (NESLAB RTE-211) that provides the cooling water in the condenser section, an assortment of PVC pipe and valves/fittings that serve as the condenser, a 12-inch pipe surface heating element, a variable voltage transformer that allows for a variable power input and an 8-channel DaqPro data logger with eight K-type thermocouples. The results of the water-based heat pipe thermal performance are calibrated to the analytical models presented by Borna et al. and will be used to characterize the performance of a nano-fluid based heat pipe at various diameters.