JECTC  Vol.5 No.4 , December 2015
Development and Investigation of a Miniature Copper-Acetone Loop Heat Pipe with a Flat Evaporator
ABSTRACT
The paper presents the results of development and investigation of a copper miniature loop heat pipe (LHP) with acetone as a working fluid. The device was equipped with a flat evaporator measuring 80 × 42 × 7 mm and vapor and liquid lines with an outside diameter of 3 mm, whose lengths were 145 mm and 175 mm, respectively. The LHP was tested at heat loads from 5 W to 60 W, different orientations in the gravity field and heat-sink temperatures from -40°C to +50°C. It is shown that the LHP retains its efficiency at all testing conditions. It is also mentioned that at a heat-sink temperature of +50°C the device operates in the mode of constant conductivity in the whole range of heat loads, and in this case a minimum thermal resistance of the “heat source-heat sink” system equal to 0.16°C/W is achieved, which is independent of the LHP orientation in the gravity field.

Cite this paper
Maydanik, Y. , Pastukhov, V. and Chernysheva, M. (2015) Development and Investigation of a Miniature Copper-Acetone Loop Heat Pipe with a Flat Evaporator. Journal of Electronics Cooling and Thermal Control, 5, 77-88. doi: 10.4236/jectc.2015.54006.
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