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Wickless heat pipes are devices with high reliability and heat transfer potential per unit area. Owed to that fact, their application range has been widened in the past 20 years. In the process industry, they are usually coupled to waste heat recovery devices, namely heat exchangers. Heat-pipe-based heat exchangers offer many advantages when compared to conventional waste heat recovery systems, such as increased reliability and reduced cost of production. The design of such devices, however, is not a straightforward process due to the complex modes of heat transfer mechanisms involved. In this paper, the characterisation of a cross-flow heat pipe based heat exchanger is made via the use of ANSYS Fluent, a CFD solver. A design tool with the purpose of predicting the performance of the test unit is also developed and validated through comparison between the CFD model and previous experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages217-228
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event13th International Conference on Simulation and Experiments in Heat and Mass Transfer - University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain
Duration: 2 Jul 20144 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Simulation and Experiments in Heat and Mass Transfer
Abbreviated titleHeat Transfer 2014
CountrySpain
CityA Coruña
Period2/07/144/07/14

    Research areas

  • heat recovery, heat exchangers, heat pipes, thermosyphons, CFD, effectiveness

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