Enhancement of Thermal Performance of a Screen Mesh Wick Heat Pipe  Using Al2O3 Nano Fluid

Authors(2) :-S. M. Channa Basava, P. Lakshmi Reddy

The thermal performance of a cylindrical screen mesh wick heat pipe with Al2O3 nanofluid was experimentally investigated. The heat pipe was fabricated with straight copper tube of dimensions 300 mm length, 12.5 mm outer diameter and 1mm thickness. The heat input to the heat pipe was varied from 50 W to 250 W in five equal steps. The heat pipe was tested with two concentrations of nanofluid (0.1% and 0.2%). The results of the investigation showed that for the maximum heat load of 250 W considered in this work, the thermal resistance of the nanofluid with combination, Al2O3 17.3% showed 32.9% reduction compared to deionised water.

Authors and Affiliations

S. M. Channa Basava
Department of Mechanical Engineering, G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnnol, Andhra Pradesh
P. Lakshmi Reddy
Department of Mechanical Engineering, G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnnol, Andhra Pradesh

Heat Pipe, Thermal Resistance, Copper Mesh, Al2O3 Nanofluid.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 8 | May-June 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 408-412
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1848107
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

S. M. Channa Basava, P. Lakshmi Reddy, " Enhancement of Thermal Performance of a Screen Mesh Wick Heat Pipe  Using Al2O3 Nano Fluid, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp.408-412, May-June-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1848107

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