Performance Investigation of 405 Stainless Steel Thermosyphon using Cerium (IV) Oxide Nano Fluid


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India


A thermosyphon is an efficient heat transfer device, which transports heat using gravity for the evaporation and condensation of the working fluid. In the present study the Box-Benhnken (BBD) design approach was chosen for the Two-Phase Closed Thermosyphon (TPCT) with CeO2 nanofluid using 0.1% volume of Nanofluid with surfactant of ethylene glycol. The experiment resulted in identifying the optimised set of parameters for 405SS TPCT, to achieve lower thermal resistance and better heat transfer. This work gains significance in the sense that with the number of experiments, reliable model has been generated validated and further, the process has been optimised with one objective which is thermal resistance. To obtain the optimum condition, the response surface methodology (RSM) through Box – Behnken (BBD) was applied.


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