Effect of Internal Diameter and Working Fluids on Thermal Performance of a Vertical Closed-Loop Oscillating Heat Pipe with Double Heat Sources
Keywords:Thermal performance, Vertical closed-loop oscillating heat pipe with double heat sources, Latent heat of evaporation, Heat flux, Thermal resistance
This research investigates the effects of internal diameter and working fluids on the thermal performance of a vertical closed-loop oscillating heat pipe with double heat sources (VCLOHP w/DHS). The closed-loop oscillating heat pipe (CLOHP) tested was made of a copper capillary tube with various inner diameters and working fluids. Two evaporator sections in the outer end of CLOHP were heated by a Ni-Cr alloy resistance wire heater. The heat was removed from the condenser section in the middle of CLOHP by forced convection heat transfer of ambient air blowing the section. The results showed that, for the inner diameters of 1.5 and 2.0 mm, the thermal resistance decreased when the inner diameter and the latent heat of evaporation increased.
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