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Loop Heat Pipes: A Review of Fundamentals, Operation, and Design

Ambirajan, Amrit and Adoni, Abhijit A and Vaidya, Jasvanth S and Rajendran, Anand A and Kumar, Dinesh and Dutta, Pradip (2012) Loop Heat Pipes: A Review of Fundamentals, Operation, and Design. In: Heat Transfer Engineering, 33 (4-5). pp. 387-405.

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Official URL: http:/dx.doi.org/10.1080/01457632.2012.614148


The loop heat pipe (LHP) is a passive two-phase heat transport device that is gaining importance as a part of spacecraft thermal control systems and also in applications such as in avionics cooling and submarines. A major advantage of a loop heat pipe is that the porous wick structure is confuned to the evaporator section, and connection between the evaporator and condenser sections is by smooth tubes, thus minimizing pressure drop. A brief overview of loop heat pipes with respect to basic fundamentals, construction details, operating principles, and typical operating characteristics is presented in this paper. Finally, the paper presents the current developments in modeling of thermohydraulics and design methodologies of LHPs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Heat Transfer Engineering
Publisher: Taylir and Francis
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2012 12:35
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2012 12:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44567

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