Experiments on enhanced heat transfer of self-exciting mode oscillating-flow heat pipe with non-uniform structure

Fu Min Shang, Deng Ying Liu, Hai Zhen Xian, Jian Hong Liu, Guohua Chen

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Experiments were performed on a closed loop self-exciting mode oscillating flow heat pipe (SEMOS HP) with uniform and non-uniform structures under the same tested conditions. The heat transfer characteristics are analyzed by comparing the temperature of wall of the heat pipe and output power when the heat input of the electric heating board and heating position are changed. The result shows that the heat transfer rate could be improved by using a non-uniform structure under low or middle heat input, and it gives the highest heat transfer performance when the non-uniform diameter section is at the bottom of the heat pipe and the heating source located below the non-uniform section.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
JournalInternational Journal of Food Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Enhanced heat transfer
  • Experiments
  • Non-uniform structure SEMOS HP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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