Design and Simulation of Visual Miniature Loop Heat Pipe
A miniature loop heat pipe (MLHP) with a glass condenser was designed and manufactured. Stress analysis on compensation chamber/evaporator and glass condenser is made to confirm strength of loop heat pipe using the software MSC NASTRAN. Results indicate this new structure loop heat pipe can meet the design requirements and secure to work well. A system level performance analysis was made about heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics inside loop heat pipe using the software of SINDA/FLUINT. This miniature loop heat pipe realized visualization research of phase change phenomenon to some extent.
Pengcheng Wang, Xiangdong Liu and Yongquan Han
Y. Chen et al., "Design and Simulation of Visual Miniature Loop Heat Pipe", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 605-607, pp. 346-351, 2013