Author : Prashanth H. K 1
Date of Publication :11th May 2017
Abstract: The heat pipe is a device of very high thermal conductance. The idea of the heat pipe was first suggested by gaugler in 1942 until its independent invention by groover (1960s). The heat pipe is similar in some respects to the thermosyphon. Most commonly used heat pipes for Spacecraft applications use Ammonia as the working fluid and are made up of an Aluminum extrusion with axillary grooved that works as the wick. This study attempts to understand the operation of Ammonia heat pipes with multiple heat sources.
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