Experimental of Resting on Heat Transfer Performance of the Heat Pipe through Leading-Edge for Aircraft Anti-Icing Applications


  • P. Mohanraj
  • R. Sridhar


Recent research to increase the demand for energy efficiency in aircraft anti-icing technology and flight safety, investigating the performance of heat transfer using heat pipes is an efficient technique, which can transfer suitable solutions to congregate anti-icing and heat transfer requirements.  Although past researches over a long time to be solved anti-icing system and still new innovative techniques demand for both military and civil aircraft. This examination investigates using Al2O3 nanofluids through a heat pipe on the superiority in the characteristics of the anti-icing system NACA 0012. Heat from 15 W to 170 W and the attack angle of -100 to 50 is used in experiments. The results of finding heat pipes using nanofluids are good anti-icing agents compared to other conventional methods and provide to achieve thermal equilibrium on the airfoil surface. Initially, temperature fluctuations were observed when AOA was not identical to 00 gradually and the positive angle had increased surface temperature. This experimental assessment related to icing avoids component failure during operation. The investigated results examined were the use of nanofluids in the heat pipe anti-icing system demonstrating potential techniques in the future.