Investigating Temperature Effects on Thermal Analysis of Composite Heat Pipes with Diverse Geometrical Configurations

Year : 2024 | Volume :12 | Issue : 03 | Page : 20-34

Gadipelly Bhaskar

Dr. K. V. Narasimha Rao

Dr. M. Udaya Kumar

  1. Research Scholar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation India
  2. Professor Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation India
  3. Associate Professor Methodist College of Engineering and Technology India


As the demand for efficient heat dissipation technologies continues to surge, understanding the intricate interplay between temperature variations and the thermal performance of heat pipes assumes paramount importance. This study investigates the impact of temperature fluctuations on the thermal behaviour of heat pipes with diverse geometric configurations. A comprehensive analysis is conducted utilizing advanced computational simulations coupled with experimental validation techniques. Heat pipes are an innovative heat transfer device with high thermal conductance and low thermal impedance that can transmit a considerable quantity of heat across a tiny cross sectional area while maintaining negligible temperature changes. In this paper, the thermal analysis was performed on the heat pipe with different geometrical configurations such as straight, L – bend, U – bend, wave, spiral form pipe. The analysis was performed using the FE software ANSYS 16.2 workbench to check the total heat flux generated in the heat pipe at an extreme temperature of 2000 C and film coefficient of 10 W/mm20C
Our investigation unravels the intricate influence of varying temperatures on heat transfer characteristics, fluid dynamics, and overall operational efficacy within heat pipes. Through the incorporation of novel design strategies and numerical models, we offer nuanced insights into the complex heat transfer mechanisms inherent in the heat pipe structure, particularly under diverse thermal conditions. Furthermore, this study delineates the pivotal role played by geometrical configuration in governing temperature distribution and thermal management within the heat pipe system. In this study, we expand the analysis by considering glass composite materials as the primary material for the heat pipes, deviating from the conventional use of copper in heat exchangers. The thermal analysis evaluates different geometrical configurations, comparing results across each pipe type to determine optimal values. This approach not only enhances the relevance of the study to the field of polymer and glass composite applications but also provides valuable insights into the thermal characteristics of glass composite-based heat pipes. The findings contribute to a deeper understanding of the interplay between temperature, geometry, and material composition in the context of efficient heat transfer technologies.

Keywords: Temperature, Thermal analysis, Heat pipe, Geometrical configurations, Heat transfer, Computational simulations

[This article belongs to Journal of Polymer and Composites(jopc)]

How to cite this article: Gadipelly Bhaskar, Dr. K. V. Narasimha Rao, Dr. M. Udaya Kumar. Investigating Temperature Effects on Thermal Analysis of Composite Heat Pipes with Diverse Geometrical Configurations. Journal of Polymer and Composites. 2024; 12(03):20-34.
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