تجزیه و تحلیل عملکرد پویا در راه اندازی لوله های حرارتی حلقه بسته ضربان دار (CLPHPs)
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|28075||2013||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||6975 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Volume 65, March 2013, Pages 224–233
The control theory (system identification theory) is introduced to quantitatively analyze the start-up performance of the closed-loop pulsating heat pipes (CLPHPs) based on an experimental investigation with various working fluids under different working conditions. A preliminary dynamic relationship between the ‘input’ (heat load) and ‘output’ (evaporator temperature) and corresponding six evaluation criteria are proposed to realize the quantitative characterization of the dynamic performance of two most common types of start-up, respectively, which provide a prerequisite for the further simulation and control design of the CLPHPs’ start-up. Based on such analysis, it is indicated that the optimal liquid filling ratio for start-up is about 41% for water, 52% for ethanol, and falls within the range from 35% to 41% for methanol. The start-up performance is improved with increasing inclination angle from 0° to 90°. With the increasing heat load, a faster start-up speed and a better relative stability are observed while the start-up temperature is increased. Moreover, the working fluid with small dynamic viscosity, small specific heat, and especially large saturation pressure gradient versus temperature is beneficial to the start-up performance of the CLPHPs.
As a result of the good performance, simple structure and low fabrication cost, the pulsating heat pipe (PHP) has been introduced as an attractive option for electronic cooling applications, especially where strict limitation of space and operating costs are applied . The PHP can be classified as close looped and open looped, and the former usually has smaller thermal resistance than the latter due to circulation of working fluid in the loop . Conventional closed-loop pulsating heat pipe (CLPHP) usually exists as a continuous capillary tube arranged in a planar serpentine manner, which is first evacuated and then filled partially with a working fluid. The diameter of the tube is small enough to allow the working fluid to distribute itself naturally in the form of liquid–vapor plugs and slugs inside the CLPHP due to the surface tension. The CLPHP must be heated in at least one section (evaporator) and cooled in another (condenser). Due to the temperature difference established on the CLPHP and the non-uniform distribution of liquid–vapor plugs and slugs, the saturation pressure difference with non-uniform pressure oscillation will be produced among the CLPHP, making the working fluid undergo complex displacements of both oscillatory and circulatory characteristics . During the past decades a great deal of interest has been focused upon the flow patterns, thermal performance, and feasibility of CLPHPs with different structures , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  and . Bubbly flow, slug flow, and semi-annular/annular flow were observed in CLPHPs. It is indicated that the thermal performance of CLPHPs depends on many parameters such as geometric parameters, working fluid properties, heat load, inclination angle, filling ratio, number of turns, etc. The optimal design of CLPHPs is based on an overall consideration of these parameters. In addition to the thermal performance and flow characteristics, the start-up performance is another important problem in the practical application of CLPHPs. The start-up of CLPHPs is a dynamic process from the application of heat load to evaporator until to the attainment of quasi-steady thermal state when CLPHPs are able to transport the imposed heat load without overheating . Therefore, several experimental studies have been conducted to investigate the start-up performance of CLPHPs. The early experimental results involving the start-up performance were reported by Kadoguchi and Tashiro  and Tong et al. . It was found that during the initial start-up period, at the moment when heat was applied to the evaporator, a sharp noise produced by nucleate boiling was heard. In addition, Tong et al.  observed a large amplitude oscillation of working fluid during start-up process. Xu and Zhang  performed an experimental study on the start-up performance of a 2.0 mm inner diameter multi-turn CLPHP with FC-72 as the working fluid. Two types of the start-up process were observed: a sensible heat receiving start-up process with a temperature overshoot followed by the steady thermal oscillation at low heat load, and a smooth sensible heat receiving start-up process accompanying a smooth oscillation period at high heat load. Subsequently, Khandekar et al.  conducted a visualization investigation on the start-up process of a single loop CLPHP with the inner diameter of 2.0 mm. Similar to Xu and Zhang’s results, two types of loop start-up called ‘sudden start-up’ and ‘gradual start-up’ were observed. However, the effects of the factors such as the geometric parameters, working fluid properties, heat load, inclination angle, filling ratio, and number of turns on the start-up performance were less investigated in the above experimental investigations. For this reason, Charoensawan and Terdtoon  experimentally investigated the influence of the turn’s number on the start-up performance of a horizontal CLPHP. They found that the start-up of the horizontal CLPHP depends greatly on the evaporator temperature that relates to the number of turns. The start-up temperature decreases with the increasing turns. Xian et al.  conducted the experiments for the influence of inclination angle on the start-up characteristics of a CLPHP with water as the working fluid, which indicated the start-up temperature under horizontal operation is significantly higher than those under other inclination angles but the importance of inclination angle is weakened with the decreasing filling ratio. Recently, Lin et al.  experimentally studied the start-up of miniature CLPHP with various inner diameters, and this investigation indicated that the increasing inner diameter or decreasing heat transfer length is beneficial to CLPHP’s start-up, based on the recommended optimum size of inner diameter and heat transfer length. Ji et al.  experimentally investigated the start-up performance of the CLPHP charged with Al2O3 nanofluid. It was suggested that the Al2O3 nanoparticles added in the CLPHP can help to start-up the oscillating motion. In addition to these original experimental investigations, several theoretical investigations involving start-up performance of CLPHP have also been conducted. Qu and Ma  developed a model based on solving global vapor bubble dynamic equations to analyze the start-up of CLPHP and found that the CLPHP with capillary inner surface coated or fabricated with cavities or roughness can be readily started up. More recently, Liu and Hao  proposed a three-dimensional unsteady model of vapor–liquid two-phase flow and heat transfer in a CLPHP, taking into consideration of the vapor–liquid interface and process of condensation and evaporation. Based on this model, the flow pattern transition and heat transfer performance during start-up process of CLPHP were numerically investigated, and the fast increase in total vapor volume fraction was detected. Soponpongpipat et al.  developed a mathematical model to predict the suitable temperature for start-up of CLPHP by using the visualization data and thermodynamics theory. A large temperature difference between the evaporator and condenser is found to be necessary for reaching a successful start-up in the case of a fixed evaporator temperature and a small filling ratio, as well as vice versa for large filling ratios. Cheng et al.  proposed an one-dimensional unsteady model to investigate the heat transfer of flat-plate pulsating heat pipes and found that the existence of gravity is a source of disturbance depending on the heating mode for the flat-plate pulsating heat pipes, which could help the heat pipe to easily start-up the oscillating motion. As mentioned above, several theoretical and experimental investigations of start-up performance have been conducted in recent years. However, there is still a lack of quantitative analysis of such a complex dynamic thermal response. As for the dynamic behavior analysis, a number of commonly used evaluation methods have been proposed in control theory. Surprisingly, these evaluation methods have not been systematically applied in the quantitative analysis of start-up performance of heat pipe. Therefore, based on a comprehensive experimental study on the start-up performance of CLPHP, the system identification theory (an important part of control theory) is introduced to quantitatively characterize the start-up performance. By this means, the effects of filling ratio, inclination angle, heat load, and especially the thermophysical properties of working fluid on start-up performance are investigated. Additionally, this study can also provide a prerequisite for the further simulation and control design of the CLPHPs’ start-up.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
Based on a comprehensive experimental study on the start-up performance of CLPHP, the system identification theory is introduced to study the dynamic thermal response during the start-up performance. The transfer functions for the typical underdamped second-order system and first-order LTI system, and the corresponding six dynamic performance evaluation criteria are proposed to quantitatively characterize the dynamic performance of two most common types of start-ups for the CLPHPs, respectively. The present study offers a tool for theoretically simulating the dynamic thermal response of CLPHPs during the start-up, which is useful for judging whether the CLPHPs start-up normally in the practical application. Additionally, it also provides the prerequisite for the further control design of the CLPHPs’ start-up. By this means, the effects of filling ratio, inclination angle, heat load, and especially the thermophysical properties of working fluid on the start-up performance of the CLPHP are also quantitatively investigated. It is indicated that the optimal filling ratio for start-up performance of the CLPHP is about 41% for water and 52% for ethanol, and falls within the range from 35% to 41% for methanol. In addition, the gravity support and increasing heat load improve the relative stability and speed of start-up. Furthermore, the working fluid with small dynamic viscosity, small specific heat, and large saturation pressure gradient versus temperature can improve start-up performance. Especially, the saturation pressure gradient versus temperature plays the most important role.