About this book
This book provides a practical study of modern heat pipe engineering, discussing how it can be optimized for use on a wider scale. An introduction to operational and design principles, this book offers a review of heat and mass transfer theory relevant to performance, leading into and exploration of the use of heat pipes, particularly in high-heat flux applications and in situations in which there is any combination of non-uniform heat loading, limited airflow over the heat generating components, and space or weight constraints. Key implementation challenges are tackled, including load-balancing, materials characteristics, operating temperature ranges, thermal resistance, and operating orientation.
- Revised edition of classic resource now includes all new practical examples, added chapters on leading-edge applications of heat pipes in aerospace, nuclear and solar systems
- Features complete coverage of this foundational technology, a proven energy-saving solution for passive thermal control
- New examination of numerical investigation of hydrodynamics and thermal performance of specially configured heat pipes for high-temperature thermal energy storage systems