Document Type : Special Issue Manuscripts
Sengunthar Engineering College, Tiruchengode.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.Ramakrishnan College of Technology, Samayapuram – Trichy – 621 112
University College of Engineering, BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalii - 620 024, Tamilnadu, India
This study describes the enhancement of thermal performance of heat pipe using SiO2 and TiO2 nano fliud. The study explains about the effects of heat pipe inclination and heat input on the thermal efficiency and thermal resistance. Heat pipe is an advance type of heat exchanger which transfers huge amount of heat due to the effect of capillary action and phase change heat transfer principle. Recent developments in the heat pipe with high thermal conductivity through nano fluids. This paper reviews, influence of various factors such as heat pipe tilt angle, charged amount of working fluid, nanoparticles type, size, mass/volume fraction and its effect on the improvement of thermal efficiency, heat transfer capacity and reduction in thermal resistance. The nano fluid preparation and the analysis of its thermal characteristics also have been reviewed.