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Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer

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ISSN Print: 1065-5131
ISSN Online: 1563-5074

Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer


pages 99-109

Advances in Modeling of Enhanced Flat Miniature Heat Pipes with Capillary Grooves

Amir Faghri
College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 191 Auditorium Rd., Unit 3139, Storrs CT 06269-3139, USA
Dmitry Khrustalev
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, U.S.A.

ABSTRACT

Enhanced flat miniature heat pipes with capillary grooves for electronics cooling systems have to be studied in various aspects. This paper surveys advances in modeling of important steady-state performance characteristics of enhanced and conventional flat miniature axially-grooved heat pipes (AGHP's) such as the maximum heat flow rate, thermal resistance of the evaporator, incipience of the nucleate boiling, and the maximum heat flux on the evaporator wall.