ABSTRACT The purpose of this experiment is to analyze the performance of the Laminar Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger. The test samples were divided two groups, one is the metal corrugated sheet with heat pipe, and the other is the metal corrugated sheet only. By dipping these two group samples into hot water and to see the thermal image by Infrared thermal imager. The results shown the temperature risen of the sheet with heat pipe was faster than that of the sheet without heat pipe. In addition, the bigger of the temperature difference between hot water temperature and ambient temperature, the quicker of the temperature risen for the metal corrugated sheet, and the temperature of the metal corrugated sheet were homogenous as well. For example, when the water temperature is 30℃, ambient temperature is 20℃, the metal corrugated sheet with heat pipe rise rapidly to 26℃ within 1 minute, while the metal corrugated sheet without heat pipe rise to 22℃ only, this temperature difference would be more obvious with the increasing of the hot water temperature. When the hot water temperature is up to 40℃, the metal corrugated sheet with heat pipe rise rapidly to 31℃ within 1 minute, while the metal corrugated sheet without het pipe is still rise up to 22℃ only. When the hot water temperature is up to 50℃, The metal corrugated sheet with heat pipe rise rapidly to 33℃ within 1 minute, while the sheet without heat pipe still keep at 22℃, the results shown the heat pipe affect the temperature rising speed is obvious, and it also implying heat pipe is a very important parameter for the heat transfer rate of the Laminar Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger.
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W. Lin, K. Liaw, M. Tsai and M. Chu, "Heat Transport Study of the Laminar Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2012, pp. 348-354. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2012.34046.
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