Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Ming Zhang, Wei Han, Xianmin Guo, Xinjun Su
Keywords: composites, electronics, Nanofluids, Oscillating heat pipe, Self-rewetting fluids, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS)
Abstract: An oscillating heat pipe (OHP) is a pipe that transports heat from the evaporator to the condenser via a complex pulsating action. Nanofluids and self-wetting fluids can be used to improve the heat transport capabilities of the OHPs. This study looks at heat transport performances of OHP with different binary fluids. Thermal conductivity was measured using a thermal analyzer, with transient plane source method. Nanofluids were found to have a much higher thermal conductivity than self-rewetting fluids.
Reference: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2015), 87: 258-264