Publication Date

1983

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Chang, W. S. (Won S.)

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Industry and Technology

LCSH

Heat pipes

Abstract

The transient operating characteristics of grooved heat pipes has been studied in a theoretical aspect. A computational model has been developed based on finite-difference techniques for predicting the transient operating characteristics of low-temperature grooved heat pipes. Variations in thermal properties of the working fluid and heat pipe container have been taken into account by the use of cubic spline interpolation. Nodal temperatures are calculated by an alternating-direction implicit method. A variety of boundary conditions can be imposed upon the evaporator and condenser sections including constant heat flux, constant surface temperature, and a cooling jacket. Fluid flow and heat transfer in the grooved annulus were analyzed by developing a simplified model of working fluid distribution.

Comments

Bibliography: pages 58-61.

Extent

vi, 61 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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