A Novel Thermal Module with 3-D Configuration Pulsating Heat Pipe for High-Flux Applications
AbstractA pulsating heat pipe (PHP) contains a wickless design with aligned serpentine tube configuration whose simple structure offers a comparatively easy manufacturing capability. The bends with large curvature are often used for serpentine PHPs. This eventually results in a decline in effective contact surface area between evaporator/condenser and PHP circuitry, thereby impairing the benefit of the wickless design of a PHP. A novel thermal module featuring a 3-D configuration pulsating heat pipe, an evaporator, and a fin-and-tube condenser is proposed to tackle the high-flux application. Methanol is used as the working fluid with a filling ratio of around 60%. Test results indicate the thermal resistance of the proposed module varies from 0.148 K/W to 0.0595 K/W when the supplied power changes from 100 to 1000 W. The proposed thermal module can handle a supplied power up to 1 kW and the corresponding power or heat flux is much higher than any existing literatures. View Full-Text
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Tseng, C.-Y.; Wu, H.-M.; Wong, S.-C.; Yang, K.-S.; Wang, C.-C. A Novel Thermal Module with 3-D Configuration Pulsating Heat Pipe for High-Flux Applications. Energies 2018, 11, 3425.
Tseng C-Y, Wu H-M, Wong S-C, Yang K-S, Wang C-C. A Novel Thermal Module with 3-D Configuration Pulsating Heat Pipe for High-Flux Applications. Energies. 2018; 11(12):3425.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tseng, Chih-Yung; Wu, Ho-Meng; Wong, Shwin-Chung; Yang, Kai-Shing; Wang, Chi-Chuan. 2018. "A Novel Thermal Module with 3-D Configuration Pulsating Heat Pipe for High-Flux Applications." Energies 11, no. 12: 3425.
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