Development Program for a Liquid Methane Heat Pipe
The use of cryogenic heat pipes in space applications has received little attention. In fact, only recently have experimental studies of low-temperature heat pipes been undertaken [1–4]. In addition, several analytical studies in this temperature range have been made [5–7]. Interest in cryogenic heat pipe applications as efficient thermal linkage between central cold sinks and cooled detectors, however, has been increasing rapidly.
KeywordsHeat Pipe Maximum Throughput Steel Cloth Large Temperature Gradient ASME Paper
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