Efficiency of a constant-area, adiabatic tip, heat pipe fin

W. J. Bowman, T. W. Moss, D. Maynes, K. A. Paulson

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In this study, expressions for the analytical temperature distribution and efficiency of a heat pipe fin were derived and compared with experimental data. Two heat pipe fin cases were studied, flush mounted and inserted into the object. It was confirmed that the derived expressions are useful as a design tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of thermophysics and heat transfer
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Space and Planetary Science


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