Review on Development of Aluminium Water Heat Pipe

Authors(4) :-Harshit Panchal, Bhardhvaj Bariya, Krunal Labana, Mr. Vishank Vasava

A common type of heat pipe used for computer cooling applications has been copper as a fluid container and water as a working fluid. The nature of copper such as high mass and material cost, however, has spurred considerable interest on aluminum as a potential replacement while aluminum-water combination is subject to corrosion reaction. In this paper, we present the technology development results attempted to enable the aluminum-water heat pipes. We studied an approach of providing thermodynamic compatibility between the aluminum surface and water by a formation of a defect-free hydration layer on top of the aluminum surface. Our trial of this technique applied to non-wick aluminum heat pipe samples revealed that the non-condensable gas generation can be effectively suppressed by the new coating structure evidenced by continuous working of heat pipe after a high temperature reliability testing of more than 300 hours at 130 C. We also applied the same technique to wicked aluminum pipes and evaluated heat carrying capacity and thermal resistance.

Authors and Affiliations

Harshit Panchal
U.G. Student, Mechanical Engineering, Sigma Institute of Engineering, Bakrol, Gujarat, India
Bhardhvaj Bariya
U.G. Student, Mechanical Engineering, Sigma Institute of Engineering, Bakrol, Gujarat, India
Krunal Labana
U.G. Student, Mechanical Engineering, Sigma Institute of Engineering, Bakrol, Gujarat, India
Mr. Vishank Vasava
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Sigma Institute of Engineering, Bakrol, Gujarat, India

aluminum, hydration, corrosion, non-condensable

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 5 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-10
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 685-693
Manuscript Number : ME030
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

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

Cite This Article :

Harshit Panchal, Bhardhvaj Bariya, Krunal Labana, Mr. Vishank Vasava, " Review on Development of Aluminium Water Heat Pipe, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.685-693, March-April.2018
URL : http://ijsrset.com/ME030

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