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Energy and Environment, 1995

ISBN:
1-56700-052-5 (Print)

PERFORMANCE STUDY OF FLAT PLATE HEAT PIPE

Chang-Yu Liu
School of Mechanical & Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Kai Choong Leong
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Nanyang Technological University 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 Republic of Singapore

Y.W. Wong
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

F.L. Tan
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Abstract

A water flat plate heat pipe was designed, fabricated and tested. The axial heat conductance was obtained. This value was used together with the circuit software "SPICE" to calculate the temperature distribution along the surface of the heat pipe. Good agreement was obtained. A software was also developed to facilitate the design of a flat plate heat pipe. Comparison was made between the experimental and calculated results. Reasonable agreement was also achieved.