A parametric study of flow and heat transfer in a thermosyphon loop at specified wall temperatures

Basaran T., KÜÇÜKA M. S.

19th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2006), Aghia Pelagia, Greece, 12 - 14 July 2006, pp.323-325 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Aghia Pelagia
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-325
  • Keywords: thermosyphon loop, natural circulation loop, SIMPLEX algorithm, NATURAL-CONVECTION, SYSTEMS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


A rectangular thermosyphon loop is analyzed parametrically using a numerical technique in this study. A two-dimensional model with uniform wall temperature through heated and cooled sections of the thermosyphon is developed and the numerical results are obtained by solving the continuity, momentum and energy equations through the SIMPLEX Algorithm for laminar flow case. Thermal behavior of the thermosyphon loop concerned with Prandtl and Grashof numbers, and the elevation difference between the heat transfer sections is investigated numerically.