Pulsating heat pipes (PHP) receives heat from the working fluid distributes itself naturally in the form of liquid–vapor system, i.e., receiving heat from one end and transferring it to other end by a pulsating action of the liquid–vapor system. Pulsating heat pipes have more advantages than other heat pipes. The problem identified is, to calculate the performance of the pulsating heat pipes with respect to different inclinations using various parameters. In this paper, experiment on performance of closed single loop pulsating heat pipe (CLPHP) using water as a working fluid is considered. The parameters such as thermal resistance (Rth), heat transfer coefficient (h), and variation of temperature with respect to time for the given input at different inclinations such as 0°, 45°, and 90° are taken for the present work. Water is used as the working fluid and is subjected to 50% filling ratio and vacuumed at a pressure of 2300Pa. The performance is calculated at different inclinations of the CLPHP with single turn/loop. The factors such as heat transfer coefficient, thermal resistance, time taken for heating the pulsating heat pipe with the given input are calculated. Finally, it has been concluded that is preferable orientation for PHP and it was found be at vertical orientation i.e., at 90° inclination, because more pulsating action is taken place at this inclination and henceforth, heat transfer rate is faster at this inclination.
Experimental Investigation on Performance of Pulsating Heat Pipe
Hari Prasad, T, Kukutla, PR, Mallikarjuna Rao, P, & Reddy, RM. "Experimental Investigation on Performance of Pulsating Heat Pipe." Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Gas Turbine India Conference. ASME 2015 Gas Turbine India Conference. Hyderabad, India. December 2–3, 2015. V001T04A005. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GTINDIA2015-1362
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