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Volume 128 (2015)

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No. 128, 2015, 59–72

tudy of heat transfer during pool boiling on minifins surface coated with carbon nanotubes
EWELINA STRĄK , ROBERT PASTUSZKO, ROBERT KŁOSOWIAK, RAFAŁ URBANIAK

Abstract

The article describes the study of heat transfer during pool boiling on minifins surface coated with nanostructure. This is a molecular level technology used in engineering or mechanical factory. A surface with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is highly effective in reducing the superheat incipience and enhancing both the heat flux and heat transfer coefficient. The paper focuses on the comparison of the surfaces, on which pool boiling heat transfer occurs, i.e., on minifins coated with carbon nanotubes (MF+N) with surfaces formed by sintering the woven copper wire mesh to the minifins tips (MF+M) and with plain minifins surface (MF). The experiments were carried out for two boiling fluids: water and ethyl alcohol. The purpose of the presented study was to find out which of those tested surfaces and fluids could be the best alternative for use in the cooling of electronic devices and which surfaces could be used as thermosyphon or heat pipe evaporator. 

Keywords:

pool boiling, carbon nanotube, heat transfer coefficient, minifins, power electronic cooling
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