Oscillating Heat Pipes

  • Hongbin Ma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 395-427

About this book


This book presents the fundamental fluid flow and heat transfer principles occurring in oscillating heat pipes and also provides updated developments and recent innovations in research and applications of heat pipes. Starting with fundamental presentation of heat pipes, the focus is on oscillating motions and its heat transfer enhancement in a two-phase heat transfer system. The book covers thermodynamic analysis, interfacial phenomenon, thin film evaporation,  theoretical models of oscillating motion and heat transfer of single phase and two-phase flows, primary  factors affecting oscillating motions and heat transfer,  neutron imaging study of oscillating motions in an oscillating heat pipes, and nanofluid’s effect on the heat transfer performance in oscillating heat pipes.  The importance of thermally-excited oscillating motion combined with phase change heat transfer to a wide variety of applications is emphasized. This book is an essential resource and learning tool for senior undergraduate, graduate students, practicing engineers, researchers, and scientists working in the area of heat pipes.

This book also

·       Includes detailed descriptions on how an oscillating heat pipe is fabricated, tested, and utilized

·       Covers fundamentals of oscillating flow and heat transfer in an oscillating heat pipe

·       Provides general presentation of conventional heat pipes



Electronics cooling Heat pipes Oscillating heat pipes Phase-change heat transfer Pulsating heat pipes Thermal management

Authors and affiliations

  • Hongbin Ma
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2503-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2504-9
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