A numerical study of total pressure drop in a loop heat pipe


Kilic F. C.

ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART A-ENERGY SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, vol.27, pp.259-274, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART A-ENERGY SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-274

Abstract

In this study, total pressure drop changes for all components of a loop heat pipe (LHP) have been investigated. A mathematical model to calculate the steady state performance of the LHP has been examined, as related to pressure drops considering a certain temperature range and applied heat flow rate. The calculations have been given for the evaporator, the vapor line, the liquid line, the condenser, and the subcooler. The energy transported by the LHP system is evaluated as a function of operating temperature. For the calculation Maple V mathematical problem solving and visualization system has been used.