Thermal performance of sintered and non-sintered capillary heat pipes [abstract]

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Thermal performance of sintered and non-sintered capillary heat pipes [abstract]

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dc.contributor.author Thompson, Scott en
dc.contributor.author Ma, Hongbin, 1962- en
dc.date 2007 en
dc.date.available 2009-05-01T16:34:24Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/1284 en
dc.description Abstract only available en
dc.description.abstract The current study is being conducted to better understand how interior capillary geometry/design and interior surface treatments may affect the thermal performance of sintered and non-sintered, grooved heat pipes. The thermal performance was quantified by measuring the temperature difference between the evaporator and condenser sections of each heat pipe while varying power inputs. Power inputs were controlled by varying the applied voltage of a DC power supply that was connected to each heat pipe via a resistive heat band. Temperature differences were measured with four strategically placed thermocouples that were connected to a data acquisition system. Experiments thus far have shown that non-sintered, grooved heat pipes may experience higher heat loads while maintaining a low temperature difference. This result may be attributed to their respective interior capillary design which in turn influences their capability to transport thermal energy during operation. Results for non-sintered heat pipes are inconclusive due to the lack of novel manufacturing methods for a proper sealing design to aid the creation of interior vacuum. Persons associated with the experiment were left blind to the nature of the specific sintered particles and surface treatments associated with each heat pipe, hence no firm conclusions may be attributed to these parameters at this time. en
dc.language en_US en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.source.uri http://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/forums-conferences/abstracts/abstract-detail.php?abstractid= en
dc.subject interior capillary geometry en
dc.subject sintered heat pipes en
dc.title Thermal performance of sintered and non-sintered capillary heat pipes [abstract] en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.contributor.meetingname Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2007 : University of Missouri--Columbia) en
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum


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