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An analysis of the vapor flow and the heat conduction through the liquid-wick and pipe wall in a heat pipe with single or multiple heat sourcesA numerical analysis is presented for the overall performance of heat pipes with single or multiple heat sources. The analysis includes the heat conduction in the wall and liquid-wick regions as well as the compressibility effect of the vapor inside the heat pipe. The two-dimensional elliptic governing equations in conjunction with the thermodynamic equilibrium relation and appropriate boundary conditions are solved numerically. The solutions are in agreement with existing experimental data for the vapor and wall temperatures at both low and high operating temperatures.
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Chen, Ming-Ming
(Wright State Univ. Dayton, OH, United States)
Faghri, Amir
(Wright State University Dayton, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume: 33
ISSN: 0017-9310
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Heat Transfer
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CONTRACT_GRANT: F33615-88-C-2820
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