An Experimental Investigation of the Capillary Performance of Triangular Versus Sinusoidal Channels

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G. R. Stroes

University of California, Los Angeles, 43-132 ENGN. IV, 420 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

I. Catton

University of California, Los Angeles, 48-121F ENGN. IV, 420 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

J. Heat Transfer 119(4), 851-853 (Nov 01, 1997) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2824194 History: Received November 11, 1995; Revised February 24, 1997; Online December 05, 2007


This paper discusses an experimental investigation of the performance of capillary channels with sinusoidal versus triangular geometry. Results indicate that for equivalent cross-sectional area, angle of inclination, and heat input from below, a triangular groove geometry sustains a larger wetted area while a sinusoidal groove geometry supports a greater average heat flux.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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