Design And Technology Of Heat Pipes For Cooling And Heat Exchange: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Design And Technology Of Heat Pipes For Cooling And Heat Exchange

1st Edition

By Cal Silverstein

CRC Press

378 pages

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Hardback: 9780891168591
pub: 1992-08-01
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This book describes the characteristics of heat pipes under steady-state and transient operating conditions. It emphasizes the physical aspects of heat pipe behavior and develops design formulas on the basis of mathematical models and empirical observation. The author take a tutorial approach, presenting information on the application of heat pipe technology, design methods, and data to heat pipe cooling and heat exchange requirements. He provides the nonspecialist with sufficient understanding of heat pipe technology to appreciate and assess its application potential, while also meeting the needs of the experienced heat pipe designer and researcher.

Table of Contents

Introduction

HEAT PIPE CHARACTERISTICS

The Role of Capillarity in Heat Transport

Pressure and Temperature Distributions

Heat Transport Limits

Heat Pipe Startup

References

HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY

Heat Transport Fluids

Containment and Wick Materials

Wick Characteristics

Heat Pipe Fabrication

Environmental Influences on Heat Pipe Operation

Heat Pipe Systems

References

FLUID FLOW IN A HEAT PIPE

The Nature of the Flow Process

General Pressure Drop Formulation

Frictional Pressure Drop for Constant Surface Mass Flux

Frictional Pressure Drop for Nonconstant Surface Mass Flux

Hydraulic Diameter

Frictional Pressure Drop in a Porous Flow Passage

Frictional Pressure Drop for Convective Cooling

References

HEAT TRANSPORT LIMITS

Capillary Pumping Limit

Sonic Limit

Entrainment Limit

Boiling Limit

Heat Pipe Operational Boundaries

Comparison of Calculated and Experimental Heat Transport Limits

References

HEAT PIPE DESIGN: STEADY STATE

Design Criteria and Constraints

Heat Pipe Area-Temperature Relations

Heat Pipe Internal Dimensions

Structural Considerations

Additional Design Topics

Heat Pipe Exchangeers

References

HEAT PIPE DESIGN: TRANSIENT BEHAVIOR

Heat Pipe Startup

Features of the Transient Model

Transient Equations

Calculational Procedure

Assessment of Heat Pipe Startup

References

DESIGN EXAMPLES

Heat Pipe Space Radiator

Transient Analysis of the Heat Pipe Space Radiator

References

Appendices

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General