A thermodynamics analytical model is developed to explore different parameters effects on a loop heat pipe (LHP). The LHP is a two-phase device with extremely high effective thermal conductivity that utilizes the thermodynamic pressure difference to circulate a cooling fluid. The effects of pipe length, pipe diameter, condenser temperature, and heat load are reported. As pipe length increases and/or pipe diameter decreases, a higher temperature is expected in the evaporator.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes