Accession Number:

ADA028867

Title:

Heat Transfer Analysis of a Rotating Heat Pipe Containing Internal, Axial Fins

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

An analytical study was undertaken to determine the two-dimensional wall conduction effects in an internally finned, rotating heat pipe. The finite element method was employed to generate computer results for a copper condenser with triangular fins. Heat transfer rates were shown to be approximately seventy-five percent greater than that predicted by an earlier, one-dimensional analysis. Heat transfer rates were found to be insensitive to rotational speed and fin half-angle. Due to numerical difficulties within the finite element program, no data was obtained for the finned, stainless steel condenser.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE