A Mathematical Model for Optimizing the Structure of a Flat Micro Heat Pipe with Fiber Wick
A three-dimensional mathematical model is developed for a kind of micro heat pipe with fiber wick. The effects of phase changing, the contact angle, gravity, and heat conducting between the fibers are accounted in the model. The governing equations are formulated in the control volume and calculated by iteration. The calculated results of the model present the velocity of the working material and the phase changing rate of the liquid. The structure of the micro heat pipe is optimized by the calculated results of the model and the two levels of fibers are enough for this kind of flat micro heat pipe.
T. Han et al., "A Mathematical Model for Optimizing the Structure of a Flat Micro Heat Pipe with Fiber Wick", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 187, pp. 261-265, 2011