An experimental investigation of an oscillating heat pipe (OHP) with an inner surface coated with a copper oxide (CuO) layer was conducted. The OHP has six turns and three sections: evaporator, condenser and adiabatic section with the lengths of 40 mm, 64 mm and 51 mm, respectively. The cleaned copper tubing was chemically treated with a chemical solution and heated in a furnace. A layer of CuO was formed in the inner surface of the OHP. A working fluid (water in this study) at filling ratios ranging from 40% to 70% was studied. The experimental results show that the CuO layer can enhance the heat transfer performance of the OHP. The investigation results in a new way to enhance the heat transfer performance of an OHP.
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Copper Oxide (CuO) Effect on Heat Transfer Performance in an Oscillating Heat Pipe
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Ji, Y, Xu, C, & Ma, H. "Copper Oxide (CuO) Effect on Heat Transfer Performance in an Oscillating Heat Pipe." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 2: Heat Transfer Enhancement for Practical Applications; Fire and Combustion; Multi-Phase Systems; Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment; Low Temperature Heat Transfer; Computational Heat Transfer. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, USA. July 8–12, 2012. pp. 361-364. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2012-58103
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