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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 Hot Disk TPS2500s 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

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.04.002