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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Heat Pipes

The Effects of Air Infiltration on a Large Flat Heat Pipe at Horizontal and Vertical Orientations

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M. Cerza, B. Boughey

US Naval Academy, Mechanical Engineering Department, Annapolis, MD 21402

J. Heat Transfer 125(2), 349-355 (Mar 21, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1532020 History: Received July 12, 2001; Revised May 13, 2002; Online March 21, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Schematic of a TPV conversion system
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A variable conductance heat pipe
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Heat pipe cross section
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Thermocouple locations [ii]
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Comparison of data to flat profile Theory 1
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Comparison of data to flat profile Theory 2
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Horizontal, 200 W, large air
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Horizontal, 200 W, small air
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Horizontal, 500 W, large air
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Horizontal, 450 W, small air
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Horizontal, 800 W, large air
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Horizontal, 800 W, small air
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Vertical, 200 W, large air
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Vertical, 200 W, small air
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Vertical, 400 W, large air
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Vertical, 400 W, small air
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Vertical, 800 W, large air
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Vertical, 800 W, small air

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