American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Effect of Inner Diameter and Inclination Angles on Operation Limit of Closed-Loop Oscillating Heat-Pipes with Check Valves

P. Meena, S. Rittidech and P. Tammasaeng

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2008.100.103

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 2

Pages 100-103

Abstract

This research was to study the effect of inner diameter and inclination angles on operation limit of a closed loop oscillating heat pipes with check valves (CLOHP/CV). A set of CLOHP/CV was made of copper tubes in combination of following dimension: 1.77 and 2.03 mm inside diameter: 10 turn, with R123 was used as the working fluid. The working fluid was filled in the tube at the filling ratio of 50%. The inclination angles were 0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 90° with 5 equal lengths for evaporator, adiabatic and condenser sections. 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, it could be concluded as follows. It indicated that when the inner diameter changed from 1.77-2.03 mm the critical temperature increased. And when increase the inclination angles from 0 until to 90° the critical temperature increased.

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© 2008 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.