Heat Pipes

Heat Pipes

Theory, Design and Applications

7th Edition - October 1, 2023

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  • Authors: Hussam Jouhara, David Reay, Ryan McGlen, Peter Kew, Jonathan McDonough
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128234648

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Heat Pipes: Theory, Design and Applications, Seventh 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. The expanded author team consolidate and update the theoretical background included in previous editions, and include new sections on recent developments in manufacturing methods, wick design and additional applications. The book serves as an introduction to the theory, design and application of the range of passive, two-phase, heat-transfer devices known as heat pipes, serving as an essential reference for those seeking a sound understanding of the principles of heat pipe technology. It provides an introduction to the basic principles of operation and design data which would permit the reader to design and fabricate a basic heat pipe. It also provides details of the various more complex configurations and designs currently available to assist in selecting such devices.This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest research and technologies and includes four brand new chapters on various types of heat pipe, theoretical principles of heat transfer and fluid mechanics, additive manufacturing and heat pipe heat exchangers.

Key Features

  • Fully revised with brand new chapters on Additive Manufacturing and Heat Exchangers
  • Guides the reader through the design and fabrication of a heat pipe
  • Includes detail on more complex configurations and designs available to assist in the election of devices


Academics and engineers involved in design and development of components, systems and equipment which requires control of heat transfer to function correctly

Table of Contents

  • 1. Historical Development
    2. Heat Pipe Types - A description of types of heat pipe
    3. Theoretical Principles - The underlying principles of heat transfer and fluid mechanics applied to heat pipe design and operation
    4. Materials, manufacturing and testing
    5. Design Guide
    6. Additive Manufacture applied to heat pipes
    7. Heat pipe Heat exchangers
    8. Cooling of Electronic Components

    Working fluid properties
    Thermal conductivity of container and wick materials
    Heat pipe related websites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2023
  • Published: October 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128234648

About the Authors

Hussam Jouhara

Prof. Jouhara is a Professor of Thermal Engineering and a Director of Research in the College of Engineering at Brunel University London. He is also the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Thermofluids and an Associate Editor of Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, both published by Elsevier. He is a Fellow and a chartered Engineer in both the UK (IMechE) and Ireland (Engineers Ireland), a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineering (FCIBSE), and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK. A former technical director (executive) of a world-leading British heat pipe heat exchangers manufacturing company, he has an extensive background in experimental heat transfer and fluid dynamics including the design and commissioning of several thermal-fluids experimental test facilities. Prof. Jouhara provides his expertise in sustainable energy production to the book.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Thermal Engineering and a Director of Research in the College of Engineering at Brunel University London.

David Reay

David Reay
David Reay manages David Reay & Associates, UK, is a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, Researcher at Newcastle University, and Honorary Professor at Nottingham University, UK. His main research interests are compact heat exchangers, process intensification, and heat pumps. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Applied Thermal Engineering and Author/Co-author of eight other books, including the second edition of Process Intensification published in 2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Manager, David Reay and Associates; Visiting Professor, Northumbria University; Researcher, Newcastle University; Honorary Professor at Nottingham University, UK

Ryan McGlen

Ryan McGlen is Senior Advanced Technologies Engineer at Thermacore Europe Ltd. where he leads research and development of future heat pipe technologies. Current research interests include novel heat pipe materials and working fluids combinations and additive layer manufacture of aluminium heat pipes with complex 3D Sintered Style wicks (SSHP).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Advanced Technologies Engineer, Thermacore Europe, UK

Peter Kew

Peter Kew first became involved in heat pipes in the late 1970s as a research officer with International Research and Development working on a range of heat transfer and energy conservation projects, including heat pipe development which was then led by David Reay. He has maintained this interest for over 20 years as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University researching evaporative heat transfer. Currently Dr Kew is Associate Head of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University responsible for the School’s activities on the Dubai Campus of the University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University, UK, and Associate Head, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Dubai campus

Jonathan McDonough

J. McDonough is a Research Associate at Newcastle University. His expertise lie in additive manufacturing, and his research interests include reaction engineering, fluid mechanics and fluidization.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Newcastle University, UK

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