Thermal analysis and entropy generation of pulsating heat pipes using nanofluids

Thermal analysis and entropy generation of pulsating heat pipes using nanofluids •Performance of PHP containing 0.5% Al2O3, CuO and silver nanofluids is reported.•The rate of entropy generation of PHP is investigated for different nanofluids.•The effects of particle volume concentration on the entropy generation of PHP are studied.•The appropriate volume concentration for the best thermal efficiency is 0.5–1%.•Al2O3 and CuO nanofluids show approximately same rate of entropy generation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier

Thermal analysis and entropy generation of pulsating heat pipes using nanofluids

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1359-4311
eISSN
1873-5606
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.03.032
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Abstract

•Performance of PHP containing 0.5% Al2O3, CuO and silver nanofluids is reported.•The rate of entropy generation of PHP is investigated for different nanofluids.•The effects of particle volume concentration on the entropy generation of PHP are studied.•The appropriate volume concentration for the best thermal efficiency is 0.5–1%.•Al2O3 and CuO nanofluids show approximately same rate of entropy generation.

Journal

Applied Thermal EngineeringElsevier

Published: Jun 25, 2016

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