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Heat transfer analysis of looped micro heat pipes with graphene oxide Nanofluid for Li-ion battery

Li-ion batteries play a vital role in electromechanical devices. The heat load on such batteries varies with time and application which falls as high-temperature rise and it causes severe damages on a device and reduces the life cycle. It will be a big challenge in future decades of electronic devices and the electric car revolution. To overcome such difficulties, this work is considered for thermal management of small Li-ion batteries to check the possibilities through the micro heat pipe. Due to the high impact of Nanotechnology in heat transfer science, Acetone, De-ionized water, and Tetrahydrofuran fluids are blended with Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles to prepare the Nanofluids by ultrasonic method. Here, Tetrahydrofuran is a new combination of Nano-working fluid and not addressed by pre-researchers. Tetrahydrofuran-graphene Nanofluid provides 61% of improved thermal conductivity than the other two fluids which accelerates the heat transfer rate with reduced thermal resistance in the range of 0.09- 0.640C/W. To validate the experimental results, a real-time study has been done on Li-ion batteries for a day and ensured the reduction of overheat issues. Hence, the present work will support the Li-ion battery to work in an optimal temperature range in a new way of micro heat pipe with Nanofluid.
PAPER REVISED: 2020-06-15
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2020-07-08
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