Accession Number:

ADA576797

Title:

Loop Heat Pipe Operating Temperature Dependence on Liquid Line Return Temperature

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Report Date:

2004-06-02

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A Loop Heat Pipe LHP is a passive two-phase heat transfer device developed and successfully employed to cool spacecraft satellite electronics. The intrinsic benefits of this technology lightweight, small volume high thermal conductance make it an attractive potential solution to many problems in ground vehicle thermal management. As most published LHP research has focused on cooling orbiting spacecraft components there is little knowledge of how LHPs perform under the temperature extremes -40 deg C to 40 deg C and diurnalseasonal fluctuations anticipated with terrestrial applications. Ambient temperature extremes mandate consideration of transport line heat exchange with the surroundings parasitic lossesgains.

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE