Heat Pipes Application to Energy Saving Technologies
Increasing prices for fossil fuels and environmental problems such as global warming and pollution indicate the need for alternative and sustainable energy systems 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 solution. HPs have excellent heat transfer capabilities, high efficiency and often structural simplicity. HPs are autonomous devices and haven’t any mechanical moving parts. At present HPs could use as elements of different thermal systems in renewable energy technologies.
The main aim of this course is providing an opportunity for students to obtain competence and skills in the direction of heat pipes technology and heat pipes application to in renewable energy technologies.
Topics of the course with a brief classification:
- Theory of the Heat Pipe (HP) and Siphons.
- The Analysis of HPs Design Practice.
- Types of HP Design.
- HPs Application:
- Solar absorber based on HPs.
- HPs application to Photovoltaic and Concentrated Photovoltaic.
- High Temperature HPs for Dish/Stirling Engine Systems.
- HPs as element of LED Lighting Systems.
- Geothermal HPs and HP application to Heat Pumps.
- Heat Recovery Systems based on HPs.
- HP application to Energy Efficiency Buildings.
Pre-requisites: Basic physics and mathematics, desire to explore and discover.
Dr. Sergey Khairnasov, Thermal Power Department of the National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”, Kyiv, Ukraine.