3D printing of heat pipes
Increasing prices for fossil fuels and environmental problems such as global warming and pollution indicate the need for alternative and sustainable energy resources for cooling and heating of buildings. In this case thermal control is a need of any effective heat transfer and dissipation systems. Heat pipes (HP) have appeared as the most appropriate technology and cost effective thermal solution. HPs have excellent heat transfer capabilities, high efficiency and often structural simplicity. What is more HPs are autonomous devices and haven’t any mechanical moving parts. At present HPs could use as elements of different thermal control systems in energy saving and renewable energy technologies.
The main aim of this session is providing an opportunity for students to acquire knowledge and skills in the direction of heat pipes technology and their application to in energy saving technologies.
One of the promising new methods for production heat pipes container is 3D printing. We propose for students the project with aim to study the development and manufacturing heat pipes from calculations of their performances to tests.
Project prerequisites: basic knowledge in applied mathematics, physics, thermal engineering and how to use CAD-soft.
Dr. Sergey Khairnasov,
Thermal Power Department of the National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”, Kyiv, Ukraine.