Heat transfer devices with self-rewetting fluids

Yoshiyuki Abe, Takuya Yokoyama, Kotaro Tanaka, Akira Iwasaki

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Abstract

The authors have been proposing the utilization of "self-rewetting fluids" as a new phase change heat transfer media, especially in space applications. Self-rewetting fluids show a quite unique thermophysical behavior- an increase in the surface tension with increasing temperature. Since self-rewetting fluids are non-azeotropic compositions of dilute aqueous solutions of alcohols, the Marangoni effects due to both temperature gradient and concentration gradient work in the same direction in the course of liquid/vapor phase change, and induce a strong liquid flow to hotter interface. A series of terrestrial experiments for conventional heat pipes with self-rewetting fluids have been conducted, and compared with those with water as a reference. Appreciable heat transfer performance improvement from water heat pipes was recognized. Furthermore, a series of low gravity experiments for wickless heat pipes with a self-rewetting fluid have also been conducted by using parabolic flights of aircraft. The heat transfer performance of wickless heat pipes in low gravity was evaluated, and superior characteristics was confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages101-108
Number of pages8
Volume375
Edition2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Nov 132004 Nov 19

Other

Other2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period04/11/1304/11/19

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Heat pipes
Heat transfer
Fluids
Gravitation
Water
Space applications
Liquids
Thermal gradients
Surface tension
Alcohols
Experiments
Vapors
Aircraft
Chemical analysis
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Abe, Y., Yokoyama, T., Tanaka, K., & Iwasaki, A. (2004). Heat transfer devices with self-rewetting fluids. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD (2 ed., Vol. 375, pp. 101-108). [IMECE2004-61328] American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2004-61328

Heat transfer devices with self-rewetting fluids. / Abe, Yoshiyuki; Yokoyama, Takuya; Tanaka, Kotaro; Iwasaki, Akira.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. Vol. 375 2. ed. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2004. p. 101-108 IMECE2004-61328.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abe, Y, Yokoyama, T, Tanaka, K & Iwasaki, A 2004, Heat transfer devices with self-rewetting fluids. in American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. 2 edn, vol. 375, IMECE2004-61328, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), pp. 101-108, 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE, Anaheim, CA, United States, 04/11/13. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2004-61328
Abe Y, Yokoyama T, Tanaka K, Iwasaki A. Heat transfer devices with self-rewetting fluids. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. 2 ed. Vol. 375. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2004. p. 101-108. IMECE2004-61328 https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2004-61328
Abe, Yoshiyuki ; Yokoyama, Takuya ; Tanaka, Kotaro ; Iwasaki, Akira. / Heat transfer devices with self-rewetting fluids. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD. Vol. 375 2. ed. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2004. pp. 101-108
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