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Heat Pipes

Theory, Design and Applications

Heat pipes are used in a wide range of applications, including electronics cooling, die-casting and injection moulding, heat recovery and energy conservation, de-icing and manufacturing process temperature control, and in domestic appliances. An essential guide for practicing engineers and an ideal text for postgraduate students, the book takes a highly practical approach to the design and selection of heat pipes. It is both a useful sourcebook and an accessible introduction for those approaching the topic for the first time.

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 focusing on thermal engineering and heat transfer and thermal control systems; At undergraduate level this subject is introduced as a core heat transfer (or heat and mass transfer) course


Published: August 2006

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-6754-8


  • Chapter 1: Historical DevelopmentChapter 2: Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Theory Chapter 3: Materials CaseWicksWorking FluidCompatibilityChapter 4: Design GuideHeat Pipes ThermosyphonsChapter 5:Manufacture Chapter 6:Applications - GeneralHeat recoveryThermal controlSpaceMiscellaneousChapter 7:Electronic CoolingChapter 8:Special Types of Heat Pipe Variable Conductance Heat PipesThermal DiodesOscillating Heat PipesCapillary Loop Heat PipesMicro-Heat PipesRotating Heat PipesMiscellaneousData BaseWorking fluid properties - tabulatedWall/wick material basic properties


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