Adoni, Abhijit A and Ambirajan, Amrit and Jasvanth, VS and Kumar, Dinesh and Dutta, Pradip (2009) Effects of mass of charge on loop heat pipe operational characteristics. In: Journal Of Thermophysics And Heat Transfer, 23 (2). pp. 346-355.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Experimental results on a loop heat pipe, using R134a as the working fluid, indicates that the liquid inventory in the compensation chamber can significantly influence the operating characteristics. The large liquid inventory in the compensation chamber, under terrestrial conditions, can result in loss of thermal coupling between the compensation chamber and the evaporator core. This causes the operating temperature to increase monotonically. This phenomenon, which has been experimentally observed, is reported in this paper. A theoretical model to predict the steady-state performance of a loop heat pipe with a weak thermal link between the compensation chamber and the core, as observed in the experiment, is also presented. The predicted and the experimentally determined temperatures correlate well.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jun 2009 10:45|
|Last Modified:||02 Jun 2009 10:45|
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