Presentation Title

A Study on the Thermal Performance of Cylindrical Heat Pipes

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Maryam Shafahi

Start Date

18-11-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 1:45 PM

Location

9-247

Session

Engineering/CS 3

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

In this presentation, the experimental results of a water-based heat pipe’s thermal performance are compared to the analytical work of Shafahi et al. by measuring a temperature profile across the length of the 10mm diameter heat pipe using a custom 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), an assortment of PVC pipe and valves/fittings that serve as the condenser, several clamp-heating elements, a variable voltage transformer that allows for various power inputs and an 8-channel DaqPro data logger with eight K-type thermocouples. The results of the water-based heat pipes thermal performance are calibrated to the analytical models and will be used to characterize the performance of heat pipes containing a nano-particle based fluid.

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Nov 18th, 1:30 PM Nov 18th, 1:45 PM

A Study on the Thermal Performance of Cylindrical Heat Pipes

9-247

In this presentation, the experimental results of a water-based heat pipe’s thermal performance are compared to the analytical work of Shafahi et al. by measuring a temperature profile across the length of the 10mm diameter heat pipe using a custom 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), an assortment of PVC pipe and valves/fittings that serve as the condenser, several clamp-heating elements, a variable voltage transformer that allows for various power inputs and an 8-channel DaqPro data logger with eight K-type thermocouples. The results of the water-based heat pipes thermal performance are calibrated to the analytical models and will be used to characterize the performance of heat pipes containing a nano-particle based fluid.