Experimental parameter studies on a two-phase loop thermosyphon cooling system with R1233zd(E) and R1224yd(Z)
Études des paramètres expérimentaux d'un système de refroidissement à thermosiphon en boucle diphasique fonctionnant au R1233zd(E) et au R1224yd(Z)
Two-phase loop thermosyphon (TPLT) is a promising technology looking at highly effective electronics cooling. Due to strong coupling between the internal and external parameters, in this study experimental tests in steady-state are carried out using R1233zd(E) and R1224yd(Z) as a working fluid to investigate the respective influences and resulting design requirements. The relationship between the governing thermal and flow equations is presented to facilitate the interpretation of the test results. The study shows a stable flow and cooling performance over a wide range of heat loads and recooling temperatures. The refrigerant charge is identified as one of the main influencing factors, with an optimum being between excessive subcooling and beginning dry-out. Both tested refrigerants lead to basically similar results, showing minor differences regarding thermal performance and system stability.
Two-phase loop thermosyphon