Maximum heat transfer capacity of heat pipes of complex configurations
Abstract
The paper is concerned with the problem of determining the maximum heat flux for heat pipes of typical geometric shapes, such as a cone, a sphere, a circle, and their combinations. Expressions for calculating the maximum heat flux and pressure losses are obtained for heat pipes of the typical geometric shapes investigated. As an example, the maximum heat flux is calculated for two metalfiber capillary heat pipes using water as the heat transfer agent.
 Publication:

Energetika
 Pub Date:
 June 1986
 Bibcode:
 1986Energ.......84G
 Keywords:

 Capillary Tubes;
 Heat Pipes;
 Heat Transfer Coefficients;
 Metal Fibers;
 Specific Heat;
 Variable Geometry Structures;
 Circles (Geometry);
 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Cones;
 Pressure Reduction;
 Spheres;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer