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Basic Principles of Heat Pipes and History

  • Bahman Zohuri
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Abstract

The heat pipe is one of the remarkable achievements of thermal physics and heat transfer engineering in this century because of its unique ability to transfer heat over large distances without considerable losses. The main applications of heat pipes deal with the problems of environmental protection and energy and fuel savings. Heat pipes have emerged as an effective and established thermal solution, particularly in high heat flux applications and in situations where there is any combination of nonuniform heat loading, limited airflow over the heat-generating components, and space or weight constraints. This chapter will briefly introduce heat pipe technology and then highlight its basic applications as a passive thermal control device [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of New Mexico, Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

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