HEAT TRANSFER AND FLUID FLOW STUDIES ON RECTANGULAR FLAT HEAT PIPES

Very little investigation has been carried out to study the performance of flat heat pipes, though researchers recently turned their attention to the same. The results of the literature review on heat pipes indicate the necessity and scope for further theoretical and experimental studies on flat rectangular heat pipes. The present work is an attempt to study the steady state operation of the flat rectangular heat pipes, both theoretically and experimentally. It also aims at the study of the influence of the amount of working medium and wick porosity on the performance of heat pipes.Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Studies on Flat Heat Pipes.pdf (258.3% u)