Influence of Nanofluid and Inclination Angle on the Temperature Distribution of the Thermosyphon
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An experimental investigation on two-phase closed thermosyphon was carried out with deionized water and TiO2 nanofluid as a working medium. The thermosyphon was set at different inclination angles of 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° to observe the effect of inclination angle on the wall temperature gradient of the thermosyphon. The heat input was varied from 6 to 9 W. Result indicated that inclination angle plays a significant role in wall temperature reduction of the thermosyphon in which better reduction was observed at an inclination angle of 60°. Moreover, wall temperature decreases significantly with the use of TiO2 nanofluid compared to that of deionized water.
KeywordsTiO2 nanofluid Wall temperature Thermosyphon
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