Effect of Wick Microstructures on Heat Pipe Performance – A Review

8 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2018 Last revised: 30 Dec 2018

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A.S Chaudhari

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mechanical Engineering Department, Students

M. D Borkar

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mechanical Engineering Department, Students

Arvind Deshpande

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) - Department of Mechanical Engineering

M. V. Tendolkar

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) - Department of Mechanical Engineering

V. K Singh

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) - Space Applications Centre (SAC)

Date Written: December 21, 2017

Abstract

The geometry and topology of wick microstructures play a central role in heat pipe performance. It is therefore essential to analyze the wick microstructures. This is accomplished by a twofold approach encompassing wicking capability and thin film evaporation. In this unifying review, individual effects of conduction resistance, thin film percentage area, solid-liquid contact angle, and grooved geometry are collectively discussed. Detailed understanding of the wick characteristics will lead to design of heat pipes with efficient wick structure geometries.

Keywords: Accommodation Coefficient, Heat Pipe, Thin-Film Evaporation, Wick Microstructures, Wicking Capability

Suggested Citation

Chaudhari, A.S and Borkar, M. D and Deshpande, Arvind and Tendolkar, M. V. and Singh, V. K, Effect of Wick Microstructures on Heat Pipe Performance – A Review (December 21, 2017). International Conference on Advances in Thermal Systems, Materials and Design Engineering (ATSMDE2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101303 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3101303

A.S Chaudhari (Contact Author)

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mechanical Engineering Department, Students ( email )

Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

M. D Borkar

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mechanical Engineering Department, Students ( email )

Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

Arvind Deshpande

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) - Department of Mechanical Engineering ( email )

Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

M. V. Tendolkar

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) - Department of Mechanical Engineering ( email )

Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

V. K Singh

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) - Space Applications Centre (SAC) ( email )

Jodhpur Tekra
Ambawadi Vistar P.O.
Ahmedabad, 380015
India

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