About: Heat pipe is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 30354 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 243669 citation(s). The topic is also known as: heatpipe & heat-pipe.
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01 Mar 1995
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a detailed analysis of non-conventional heat pipe properties, including variable conductance heat pipes, and their properties in terms of heat transfer and mass transfer.
Abstract: Preface Nomenclature 1.Introduction 2.Solid-Liquid-Vapor Phenomena, Driving Forces and Interfacial Heat and Mass Transfer 3.Steady Hydrodynamic and Thermal Characteristics 4.Heat Transfer Limitations 5.Continuum Transient and Frozen Startup Behavior of Heat Pipes 6.Two-Phase Closed Thermosyphons 7.Rotating and Revolving Heat Pipes 8.Variable Conductance Heat Pipes 9.Capillary Pumped Loop and Loop Heat Pipe Systems 10.Micro/Miniature Heat Pipe Characteristics and Operating Limitations 11.Heat Pipe Heat Exchangers 12.Analysis of Nonconventional Heat Pipes 13.Special Effects on Heat Pipes 14.Heat Pipe Fabrication, Processing, and Testing Appendix A:Thermophysical Properties Appedix B:Experimental Heat Pipe Results Index
TL;DR: A colloidal mixture of nano-sized particles in a base fluid, called nanofluids, tremendously enhances the heat transfer characteristics of the original fluid, and is ideally suited for practical applications due to its marvelous characteristics.
Abstract: A colloidal mixture of nano-sized particles in a base fluid, called nanofluids, tremendously enhances the heat transfer characteristics of the original fluid, and is ideally suited for practical applications due to its marvelous characteristics. This article addresses the unique features of nanofluids, such as enhancement of heat transfer, improvement in thermal conductivity, increase in surface volume ratio, Brownian motion, thermophoresis, etc. In addition, the article summarizes the recent research in experimental and theoretical studies on forced and free convective heat transfer in nanofluids, their thermo-physical properties and their applications, and identifies the challenges and opportunities for future research.
29 Jan 2003
TL;DR: In this paper, a cooled electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgery device having at least one electrode for applying electrical energy to tissue, where the internal cavity is closed at both ends of the device such that the cooling medium is contained within the electrode at the surgical site.
Abstract: A cooled electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical device having at least one electrode for applying electrical energy to tissue. In one embodiment, the electrode includes an internal cavity in which a cooling medium such as water is contained. The internal cavity is closed at both ends of the device such that the cooling medium is contained within the electrode at the surgical site such that the cooling medium does not contact the tissue being treated. The electrosurgical device has an electrode and a heat pipe to conduct heat from the electrodes where substantially all heat conducted from the electrode through the heat pipe is dissipated along the length of the heat pipe. The heat pipe can have a thermal time constant less than 60 seconds and preferably less than 30 seconds.
TL;DR: In this paper, the development of clean vehicles, including pure electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid vehicles (HEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEVs) and high energy power batteries, such as nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium-ion (Li-ion) and proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), are discussed and compared.
Abstract: This paper reviews the development of clean vehicles, including pure electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), and high energy power batteries, such as nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium-ion (Li-ion) and proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The mathematical models and thermal behavior of the batteries are described. Details of various thermal management techniques, especially the PCMs battery thermal management system and the materials thermal conductivity, are discussed and compared. It is concluded that the EVs, HEVs and FCEVs are effective to reduce GHG and pollutants emission and save energy. At stressful and abuse conditions, especially at high discharge rates and at high operating or ambient temperatures, traditional battery thermal energy management systems, such as air and liquid, may be not meeting the requirements. Pulsating heat pipe may be more effective but needs to be well designed. In addition, progress in developing new high temperature material is very difficult. PCM for battery thermal management is a better selection than others. Nevertheless, thermal conductivity of the PCMs such as paraffin is low and some methods are adopted to enhance the heat transfer of the PCMs. The performance and thermo-mechanical behaviors of the improved PCMs in the battery thermal management system need to be investigated experimentally. And the possibility of the heat collection and recycling needs to be discussed in terms of energy saving and efficient.
01 Apr 2005-Applied Thermal Engineering
TL;DR: Loop heat pipes (LHPs) as mentioned in this paper are two-phase heat-transfer devices with capillary pumping of a working fluid, which can transfer heat efficiency for distances up to several meters at any orientation in the gravity field, or to several tens of meters in a horizontal position.
Abstract: Loop heat pipes (LHPs) are two-phase heat-transfer devices with capillary pumping of a working fluid. They possess all the main advantages of conventional heat pipes, but owing to the original design and special properties of the capillary structure are capable of transferring heat efficiency for distances up to several meters at any orientation in the gravity field, or to several tens of meters in a horizontal position. Besides, the LHP conception allows a wide variety of different design embodiments, which essentially extends the sphere of functional possibilities and practical application of these devices. The paper is a review of developments, results of theoretical analysis and tests of LHPs performed at the Institute of Thermal Physics and some other organizations. It gives examples of successful application of these highly efficient devices in space technology and electronics.
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