Heat Pipe Design and Technology

Modern Applications for Practical Thermal Management

  • Bahman┬áZohuri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 451-513

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.

With its presentation of mathematical models to calculate heat transfer limitations and temperature gradient of both high- and low-temperature heat pipes, the book compares calculated results with the available experimental data. It also includes a series of computer programs developed by the author to support presented data, aid design, and predict performance.

  • 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


heat pipe heat transfer thermal physics HVAC thermal solutions passive thermal control heat sinks industrial heating energy efficiency micro heat pipes

Authors and affiliations

  • Bahman┬áZohuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc. AlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29840-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29841-2
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