Experimental study on the operating characteristics of a flat bifacial evaporator loop heat pipe

Wukchul Joung, Taeu Yu, Jinho Lee

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Abstract

There is growing demand for highly efficient heat transfer devices having excellent performance, operational stability and low power consumption. Although loop heat pipes satisfy these requirements, conventional loop heat pips have limited application to flat heat sources due to their mostly cylindrical evaporator shape. To overcome this limitation, various types of flat evaporator loop heat pipes have been developed, though their operational reliability is still uncertain. In this work, we focused on the development of a flat bifacial evaporator loop heat pipe, and its operating characteristics at transient and steady states are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-285
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume53
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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