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Abstract

A gravity assisted visualization heat pipe has been constructed in order to observe optically the behaviour of the returning liquid under the influence of high vapour velocities. Various liquid flow patterns dependent on heat pipe operating temperatures and total heat fluxes were investigated. Entrainment was observed. The flow patterns are presented schematically. Special attention is given to the entrainment process. The measured overall heat transfer coefficients are related to the various flow patterns.

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Authors: WEBER CARSTANJEN C T, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);BUSSE C A JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: 5TH INTERNATIONAL HEAT-PIPE CONFERENCE, TSUKUBA (JAPAN), MAY 14-17, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31405 ORA
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Record Number: 1989122056100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en