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Heat Pipe

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Author: s_noonan

Group: Technical

Filesize: 258.37 kB

Date added: 2013-06-10

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A tubular device that is very efficient in transferring heat. Using a metal container (aluminum, copper, etc.) that holds a liquid (water, acetone, etc.) under pressure, the inner surface of the tube is lined with a porous material that acts as a wick. When heat is applied to the outer area of the tube, the liquid inside the tube boils and vaporizes into a gas that moves through the tube seeking a cooler location where it condenses. Using capillary action, the wick transports the condensed liquid back to the evaporation area.

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Last edited at 2016/07/02 20:47:27 by s_noonan
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