Heat Pipes

Theory, Design and Applications


  • David Reay, Manages David Reay & Associates; Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt University & Newcastle University; Honorary Professor at Nottingham University, UK
  • Ryan McGlen, Senior Advanced Technologies Engineer at Thermacore Europe, UK
  • Peter Kew, Senior Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, UK, and Associate Head of the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Dubai campus

Heat Pipes, 6th Edition, takes a highly practical approach to the design and selection of heat pipes, making it an essential guide for practicing engineers and an ideal text for postgraduate students.


This new edition has been revised to include new information on the underlying theory of heat pipes and heat transfer, and features fully updated applications, new data sections, and updated chapters on design and electronics cooling. The book is a useful reference for those with experience and an accessible introduction for those approaching the topic for the first time.

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Professional engineers, secondary readership among postgraduate students and researchers; Thermal engineers; Key applications in aerospace, electronics/electronics packaging, building thermal management, materials processing, nuclear; thermo-electro-mechanical device, heat pipe, heat exchanger and thermosiphon designers and manufacturers; Mechanical, electrical and civil engineering students.


Book information

  • Published: November 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-098266-3

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Historical Development
Chapter 2: Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Theory
Chapter 3: Components and Materials
Chapter 4: Design Guide
Chapter 5:Manufacture and Testing
Chapter 6:Special Types of Heat Pipe
Chapter 7:Applications
Chapter 8:Electronics Cooling