Aluminum two-phase heat transfer systems with steam and liquid separation for energy efficient technologies

Comparison of designs of heat exchangers with smooth-walled aluminum grooved heat pipes (AGHP) with a diameter of 8 mm and finned AGHP with an outer diameter of 43 mm. The use of smooth-walled AGHPs, on the one hand, results in a larger number of them in the heat exchanger compared to the finned AGHPs, but, on the other hand, results in a smaller pressure drop in the channels. On the basis of the experimental data, dependences were obtained for the calculation of the coefficients of heat exchange and aerodynamic resistance for a heat exchanger with smooth-walled AGHPs.