Effects of Ceo/H2o Nano Fluid Application on Thermal Performance of Mesh Wick Heat Pipe
Naveen Kumar Gupta1, Sujit Kumar Verma2

1Dr. Naveen Kumar Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, GLA University, Mathura (U.P), India.
2Dr. Sujit Kumar Verma, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, GLA University, Mathura (U.P), India.
Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2188-2194 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5119058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In the present investigation, CeO/H2O nanofluid has been used as a working fluid in the heat pipe. The effects of CeO/H2O nanofluid application in heat pipe for a wide range of power input (50-150 watts), and inclination angles (0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°,75° & 90° with the horizontal) have been analyzed. Authors noticed 20.5% reduction in thermal resistance and 15.3% enhancement in thermal efficiency of the heat pipe as compared to water. Maximum thermal efficiency (66.5%) of heat pipe obtained at 150 watts and 1.0 vol. % of nanofluid in a horizontal position. Investigation shows that a 30° inclination angle is the most favourable angle for the enhancement in thermal performance of heat pipe.
Keyword: Heat Pipe, Nanofluids, Thermal Resistance, Thermal Conductivity.
Scope of the Article: Thermal Engineering.