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Experimental study on heat-transfer characteristics of a modified two-phase closed thermosyphon

ABSTRACT
This study investigated the heat-transfer characteristics of modified two-phase closed thermosyphon (TPCT) using water as the working fluid. In the modified TPCT, to reduce thermal resistance, a small TPCT was inserted inside the adiabatic section. For both the plain and modified thermosyphons the performances were determined at various heat inputs from 71 W to 960 W. The results showed that the modified TPCT had less temperature difference between the evaporator and condenser sections than the plain one. According to the experimental data, in the modified TPCT, the thermal performance increased up to 20% over that of the unmodified one.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2015-06-16
PAPER REVISED: 2015-12-28
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-05-16
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2016-05-30
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI150616118A
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