A promising solution in the field of passive two-phase heat transfer devices is represented by Pulsating Heat Pipes (PHPs). They are undoubtedly appealing due to the high heat transfer capability, efficient thermal control, adaptability and low cost. In the last years they are raising concern for space applications that are characterised by extreme environmental conditions, strictly constrains in terms of compactness, reliability and the need to dissipate efficiently heat in microgravity conditions. In this study, the thermal performance of oscillating heat pipes that consists of extra-thin metallic pipes are investigated: the adoption of metallic pipes with an inner diameter less than 0.4 mm permits to couple flexibility and compactness with high heat transfer performance. HFC-134a is used as working fluid. Many authors have investigated the pulsating behaviour of this type of heat transfer devices only considering the average temperature of the evaporator and condenser. In this work, to deeply investigate the oscillating behaviour of the proposed PHP, it is adopted an approach based on the study of the local temperature distributions on the wall of the PHP, acquired with a high-speed and high-resolution infrared camera. The local analysis of the temperature trends is of fundamental importance in the understanding of the complex phenomena that govern the pulsating field.

Thermal Performance Investigation by Infrared Analysis of Mini Pulsating Heat Pipe / Bonfiglio, C.; Bozzoli, F.; Cattani, L.; Iwata, N.; Rainieri, S.; Vocale, P.. - In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONFERENCE SERIES. - ISSN 1742-6588. - 1599(2020), p. 012004. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 37th UIT Heat Transfer Conference and Symposium Refrigerants: Heat Transfer and Applications tenutosi a University of Padova, ita nel 2019 [10.1088/1742-6596/1599/1/012004].

Thermal Performance Investigation by Infrared Analysis of Mini Pulsating Heat Pipe

Bonfiglio C.;Bozzoli F.;Cattani L.;Iwata N.;Rainieri S.;Vocale P.
2020

Abstract

A promising solution in the field of passive two-phase heat transfer devices is represented by Pulsating Heat Pipes (PHPs). They are undoubtedly appealing due to the high heat transfer capability, efficient thermal control, adaptability and low cost. In the last years they are raising concern for space applications that are characterised by extreme environmental conditions, strictly constrains in terms of compactness, reliability and the need to dissipate efficiently heat in microgravity conditions. In this study, the thermal performance of oscillating heat pipes that consists of extra-thin metallic pipes are investigated: the adoption of metallic pipes with an inner diameter less than 0.4 mm permits to couple flexibility and compactness with high heat transfer performance. HFC-134a is used as working fluid. Many authors have investigated the pulsating behaviour of this type of heat transfer devices only considering the average temperature of the evaporator and condenser. In this work, to deeply investigate the oscillating behaviour of the proposed PHP, it is adopted an approach based on the study of the local temperature distributions on the wall of the PHP, acquired with a high-speed and high-resolution infrared camera. The local analysis of the temperature trends is of fundamental importance in the understanding of the complex phenomena that govern the pulsating field.
Thermal Performance Investigation by Infrared Analysis of Mini Pulsating Heat Pipe / Bonfiglio, C.; Bozzoli, F.; Cattani, L.; Iwata, N.; Rainieri, S.; Vocale, P.. - In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONFERENCE SERIES. - ISSN 1742-6588. - 1599(2020), p. 012004. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 37th UIT Heat Transfer Conference and Symposium Refrigerants: Heat Transfer and Applications tenutosi a University of Padova, ita nel 2019 [10.1088/1742-6596/1599/1/012004].
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