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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


  • Historical Development; Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Theory; Materials: Case, Wicks, Working Fluid, Compatibility; Design Guide: Heat Pipes, Thermosyphons, Manufacture; Applications - General: Heat recovery, Thermal control, Space, Miscellaneous; Electronic Cooling; Special Types of Heat Pipe: Variable Conductance Heat Pipes, Thermal Diodes, Oscillating Heat Pipes, Capillary Loop Heat Pipes, Micro-Heat Pipes, Rotating Heat Pipes, Miscellaneous; Data Base; Working fluid properties - tabulated; Wall/wick material basic properties


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