Experimental analysis of a high temperature water heat pipe for thermal storage applications

Werner, Thomas C. and Yan, Yuying and Mullen, David and Halimic, Elvedin (2020) Experimental analysis of a high temperature water heat pipe for thermal storage applications. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 19 . p. 100564. ISSN 24519049

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Abstract

Heat pipes spanning the 300°C to 500°C temperature range are still under research and development stage. Monel/water heat pipes have been previously explored as an option for operation up to 300°C. Life tests of up to 30000 hours have shown good compatibility at 250°C. The author explores the performance of a heat pipe using a different copper/nickel alloy with water as the working fluid at temperatures above 280°C. The performance of these water heat pipes at the upper limit of their operational temperature range in the horizontal position is highlighted and compared against numerical calculations of the heat pipe boiling limit. The use of these heat pipes in the context of thermal storage applications is also briefly explored.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Heat pipe; Thermal Management; Thermal Storage; Boiling Limit; Capillary Limit; Experimental Thermodynamics
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2020.100564
Depositing User: Zhou, Elsie
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 00:45
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 00:45
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/60854

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