A multi-turn closed loop pulsating heat pipe made of aluminium is tested in vertical bottom heated mode and different condenser temperatures with the aim of providing quantitative information regarding its flow dynamics through a novel post-processing technique on the local wall-to-fluid heat flux, evaluated within the adiabatic section. The studied device is made of an annealed aluminium tube (inner/outer diameter: 3/5 mm), folded in 14 turns and partially filled with methanol (volumetric filling ratio: 50%). The aluminium channels are coated with a high-emissivity opaque paint, thus allowing thermographic measurements on the outer wall by means of a high-resolution medium wave infrared camera. The proposed method, named Heat Transfer Delay Method, is validated by means of a dedicated experimental approach. Then, the acquired time-space temperature maps are used as input data for the inverse heat conduction problem resolution approach to estimate the local convective heat flux locally exchanged at the inner wall-fluid interface. The resulting wall-to-fluid heat fluxes are then post- processed by applying the Heat Transfer Delay Method to the oscillatory and circulatory flow modes. The average fluid velocity is assessed at varying working conditions during the circulatory flow, finding values up to 0.77 m/s and 0.3 m/s for condenser temperature equal to 20 ◦C and 10 ◦ C, respectively

Heat transfer delay method for the fluid velocity evaluation in a multi-turn pulsating heat pipe

Mameli, M;Filippeschi, S
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2023-01-01

Abstract

A multi-turn closed loop pulsating heat pipe made of aluminium is tested in vertical bottom heated mode and different condenser temperatures with the aim of providing quantitative information regarding its flow dynamics through a novel post-processing technique on the local wall-to-fluid heat flux, evaluated within the adiabatic section. The studied device is made of an annealed aluminium tube (inner/outer diameter: 3/5 mm), folded in 14 turns and partially filled with methanol (volumetric filling ratio: 50%). The aluminium channels are coated with a high-emissivity opaque paint, thus allowing thermographic measurements on the outer wall by means of a high-resolution medium wave infrared camera. The proposed method, named Heat Transfer Delay Method, is validated by means of a dedicated experimental approach. Then, the acquired time-space temperature maps are used as input data for the inverse heat conduction problem resolution approach to estimate the local convective heat flux locally exchanged at the inner wall-fluid interface. The resulting wall-to-fluid heat fluxes are then post- processed by applying the Heat Transfer Delay Method to the oscillatory and circulatory flow modes. The average fluid velocity is assessed at varying working conditions during the circulatory flow, finding values up to 0.77 m/s and 0.3 m/s for condenser temperature equal to 20 ◦C and 10 ◦ C, respectively
2023
Pagliarini, L; Cattani, L; Mameli, M; Filippeschi, S; Bozzoli, F
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