Date of Award

Spring 2021

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Chen Li

Abstract

Recently, heat pipes have gained an exceptional reputation as passive systems. They have become an attractive choice for many engineering applications due to their simple design, high rate of heat transfer, low weight, and low cost of maintenance [1]. A Heat pipe consists of a vacuumed shell filled partially with a compatible working fluid. Three main sections comprise a heat pipe: evaporator, adiabatic, and condenser section. The heat pipe utilizes the principle of evaporation and condensation for operations, i.e., the phase change of working fluid. Heat pipe allows high heat rates to transfer over considerable lengths with minimum temperature differences [2].

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