Accession Number:

AD0735736

Title:

An Experimental Investigation of Cooling a High Rate Nickel-Cadmium Battery with an Intercell Planar Heat Pipe.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep-Dec 70,

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OHIO

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the research was to investigate the passive thermal control afforded a battery by the heat pipe. Heat pipes are being considered for thermal control of spacecraft batteries, both as intercell and as battery base plate-to-space radiator heat transfer devices. The report describes the use of a planar rectangular cross section stainless steel - water heat pipe as an intercell heat transfer device to cool high-rate nickel-cadmium battery cells. Passive thermal control of battery cell temperature was demonstrated and performance of the heat-pipe-cooled cells was compared to that of uncooled cells and cells cooled with a metallic aluminum intercell fin.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE