Accession Number:

AD0700767

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF CONSTRAINTS IN THERMAL SIMILITUDE. VOLUME II.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 67-Sep 69,

Corporate Author:

KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

The studies described clarify the effects of some of the limitations imposed by the laws of thermal similitude, and determine the thermal modeling laws for a heat pipe. In Volume II the thermal modeling laws for a heat pipe were derived and experimentally verified. It was observed that prototype thermal behavior could be predicted, from model data, to within 10 F over the temperature range tested 140 to 330 F. Heat pipe failure due to capillary failure was also predictable to within plus or minus 10. A flexible heat pipe was also designed and experimentally tested. Performance was not degraded under conditions of bending. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE