The Fabrication and Testing Development of Heat Pipe Wicks: A Review

Putri Fadhillah Nugraha, Nandy Putra

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Abstract

In order to work efficiently and optimally, heat pipe as a two-phase heat transfer device requires an important component that can be used to improve the thermal performance of heat pipe, namely the capillary wick. It serves the capillary pressure to circulate the working fluid as well as space for vapor-liquid phase change inside the heat pipe. As the time goes by, the wick experiences the development in terms of material, form, fabrication process, and evolution of testing, so that it does not become a limiting factor in the application of heat pipe. The difference in things obtained through the process will produce different results based on the research needs. This paper aims to summarize several experiments about the fabrication process such as sintering, 3D selective laser melting, the addition of alkaline corrosion treatment in extrusion, and the alloying-dealloying treatment, as well as the testing stages of heat pipe wick that have been carried out. The series of testing methods were done to obtain several important thermal parameters namely capillarity, permeability, porosity, pore size distribution, and effective thermal conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages264-271
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728115962
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2019 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 27 Apr 201930 Apr 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2019

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2019
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period27/04/1930/04/19

Keywords

  • fabrication
  • heat pipe
  • testing method
  • thermal parameter
  • wick

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    Nugraha, P. F., & Putra, N. (2019). The Fabrication and Testing Development of Heat Pipe Wicks: A Review. In 2019 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2019 (pp. 264-271). [8818513] (2019 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPEA.2019.8818513