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Volume 184, 20202nd International Conference on Design and Manufacturing Aspects for Sustainable Energy (ICMED 2020)
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Experimental investigations and optimization of process parameters of meshed-wick heat pipe
1 Associate Professor, Mechanical Department, GRIET, Hyderabad, India
2 2UG Student GRIET, Mechanical Engineering Department, Hyderabad, India.
3 Professor, Mechanical Department, GRIET, Hyderabad, India
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Heat pipes are used to transfer heat, which are hollow cylindrical shape device filled with small amount of working fluid, which can change its phase. The rate of heat transfer in heat pipes compared to normal heat exchanging devices is more. Depending on the applications of heat transfer various heat pipes are being designed. Methanol fluid is used with 50% fill ratio. It is made of copper with outer diameter of 15.88mm and inner diameter of 14.88mm. It consists of a screen mesh made of copper powder inside it with thickness of 0.5mm. Due to heat input methanol changes its phase from liquid to vapor. The vapor loses its heat and changes its phase back to liquid in the condenser. At the condenser section the vapour gives up it heat and changes its phase from vapour to liquid. The screen mesh assists the flow of condensed working fluid through capillary action. Optimized the results by “Taguchi method” using “Minitab software”. The Thermal analysis was done with the optimum conditions, which were obtained as a result from the optimization method by Ansys Fluent software. Then finally compared the thermal parameters obtained from experiments with the Thermal analysis result. It is found the maximum heat transfer rate is optimized using meshed wick heat pipe conditions.
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