Two-phase heat transfer devices are becoming fairly ubiquitous; the capability to transport heat at high rates over appreciable distances, without any external pumping device, the low cost, durability and relatively simpler modeling/design process, make this technology very attractive for many thermal management applications. Indeed, such devices have been investigated in plenty of fields such as: nuclear plants, energy systems, solar heat recovery, air conditioning, electronic cooling in avionics and in railway traction. As a consequence, they can operate under different environmental conditions that can affect their behavior. Nevertheless, it is difficult to find in literature something related to the effect of the ambient temperature on the thermal performance of such devices. The actual temperature, varying the thermo-fluid properties of the fluid inside the device, the condensation and the evaporation phenomena, could be an important parameter that can affect the performance. In this work a Multi-Evaporator loop thermosyphon is tested at different ambient temperatures, ranging from -20 °C up to 30 °C. The start-up behavior, as well as the thermal performance, are analyzed by means of temperature and pressure measurements and fluid flow visualization.
|Titolo:||Effect of the Ambient Temperature on the Start-Up of a Multi-Evaporator Loop Thermosyphon|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|