Performance Analysis of a Heat Pipe with Stainless Steel Wick

Authors

  • Md Enamul Haque Department of Mechanical Engineering, Konya Technical University, Konya, Turkey
  • Md. Efthakher Hossain Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Khulna 9203, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Mashud Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Khulna 9203, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.38032/jea.2020.01.004

Keywords:

Heat Transfer, Stainless Steel Net, Copper Heat Pipe, Water Heat Pipe

Abstract

In this study, the influences of different parameters on performance of a heat pipe with stainless steel net as wick have been presented. Experiments have been carried out for an input power range from 80 W to 160 W, constant cooling water mass flow rate of 0.0515 liter/s, and constant temperature at the inlet to condenser of 11°C. The temperatures were recorded at different power level by using a laser thermometer of the heater block, evaporator and condenser end at 50 second interval. Variation in the input power was done by varying the input voltage. It was done by a variack. Considering all criteria the copper is selected as the material of the container, water is selected as the working fluid of the heat pipe, stainless steel net is used as wick material. As copper/water heat pipes are able to tolerate storage temperatures between -65°C and 250°C, and can effectively operate between 10°C and 250°C. So a .9144 m copper tube is used to construct the heat pipe. Inside this tube stainless steel net is used as wick material to aid the flow of fluid. In the observation it is observed that the temperature of the evaporator end increases at a greater rate of the copper pipe than the heat pipe at different power level. It has been shown the variation of temperature of the heater block and the evaporator section at 80V, 100V, 120V, 140V, 160V respectively of the heat pipe and copper pipe.

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Haque, M. E., Hossain, M. E., & Mashud, M. . (2020). Performance Analysis of a Heat Pipe with Stainless Steel Wick: . Journal of Engineering Advancements, 1(01), 16–22. https://doi.org/10.38032/jea.2020.01.004

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