Enhanced heat transfer by using self-exciting mode oscillating-flow heat pipes of non-uniform structure

Fu Min Shang, Deng Ying Liu, Hai Zhen Xian, Yong Ping Yang, Xiao Ze Du, Guohua Chen

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Experiments were performed with a closed-loop self-exciting mode oscillating-flow heat pipe (SEMOHP) of non-uniform structure, whose wall temperature was measured and heat transmission characteristics was investigated by changing input power and position of the electric heating board used as the heat source. The heat transfer characteristics are compared with those of a closed-loop SEMOHP with uniform structure under the same conditions, such as working medium, filling rate, length and slanting angle as well as position of the electric heating board. Results show that, under low or medium heat load, heat transfer can be enhanced by using a SEMOHP. Besides, in case the heating source is located at the heat pipe's bottom below the non-uniform section, an optimal effect of enhanced heat transfer can be obtained.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDongli Gongcheng/Power Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Engineering thermophysics
  • Enhanced heat transfer
  • Experimental study
  • Non-uniform structure
  • Self-exciting mode oscillating-flow heat pipe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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