Functionality, Advancements and Industrial Applications of Heat Pipes introduces heat pipe technologies and highlights a variety of applications for passive thermal control. The book begins with a thorough analysis of heat pipe infrastructure, including principles of operation, temperature limits, reliability and lessons learned from worked examples and case studies. It also presents a concise design guideline for the assembly of heat pipes. The second part moves on to consider a variety of modern day applications for the heat pipe principles discussed, covering nuclear and solar thermal energy engineering facilities as well as applications in space, in the sea and in the air.
A final section works through manufacturing elements of different types of heat pipe to ensure they are well maintained and remain fully operational. This section includes the cleaning of parts, the assembly of the heat pipe, an analysis of gas blockages and how to deal with them, as well as performance versification.
- Analyzes a wide variety of heat pipes used in various settings, including constant-conductance heat pipes, loop heat pipes and wrap around heat pipes
- Considers applications at sea, in the air, on land and in space, including the nuclear and solar energy industries, heat pipes in spacecraft and heat pipe reactors
- Includes a heat pipe assembly and design guide, as well as an analysis of lessons learned from different case studies
1. Heat Pipe Infrastructure2. Application of Heat Pipe in Industry3. Different Types of Heat Pipes4. Heat Pipe Manufacturing5. Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger Opportunities and Industrial Applications6. Thermosyphon and Heat Pipe Applications7. Thermodynamic Analysis of Thermosyphon8. Thermosyphon & Heat Pipe Dimensionless Numbers in Boiling Fluid Flow
9780080982663; 9780128178942; 9780128053232
Thermal energy industry experts in heat exchanger design and manufacturing; nuclear engineers; power plant construction managers; nuclear engineers, mechanical engineers. Researchers and graduate students in thermal, nuclear and mechanical energy disciplines; industrial companies utilizing heat pipes, including electronic and construction manufacturing