American Journal of Applied Sciences

Effect of Evaporator Section Lengths and Working Fluids on Operational Limit of Closed Loop Oscillating Heat Pipes with Check Valves (CLOHP/CV)

P. Meena, S. Rittidech and P. Tammasaeng

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2009.133.136

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 1

Pages 133-136

Abstract

This research aims to the effect of evaporator section lengths and working fluids on operational limit of closed loop oscillating heat pipes with check valves (CLOHP/CV) with R123 Ethanol and Water were used as the working fluids. A set of CLOHP/CV was made of copper tubes in combination of following dimension: 1.77 mm inside diameter: 10 turns: 5, 10 and 15 cm equal lengths for evaporator, adiabatic and condenser sections. The working fluid was filled in the tube at the filling ratio of 50%. The evaporator section was given heat by heater while the condenser section was cooled by volume water in a cold bath. The adiabatic section was properly insulated. In the test operation. Which the temperature at the adiabatic section was controlled at 60°C in steady-state condition. From The obtained results obtained, it could be concluded as follows. When the evaporator lengths increased from 5 cm to 10 and 15 cm the critical heat transfer flux decreased. There was working fluids change from R123 to Ethanol and water the critical heat flux decreased.

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© 2009 P. Meena, S. Rittidech and P. Tammasaeng. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.