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An analysis of smooth and axially finned, rotating heat pipe condensers.

dc.contributor.advisorMarto, P.J.
dc.contributor.authorKleinholz, Adam F.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.contributor.secondreaderSalinas, David
dc.dateJune 1983
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-19T23:57:25Z
dc.date.available2012-11-19T23:57:25Z
dc.date.issued1983-06
dc.description.abstractA mathematical model is developed to determine the heat transfer rate of a cylindrical condenser section of a rotating heat pipe. This model is coupled to an existing code and an analysis is accomplished on both a smooth and axially finned condenser. The results of this analysis are compared to those of a similar analysis performed on a tapered condenser heat pipe using identical geometric and operating parameters. Results of the comparison indicate cylindrical condensers have a lower heat transfer rate than equivalent tapered condensers. This reduction in heat transfer rate is due to a greater condensate film thickness and is most significant in a smooth condenser. Axially finned condensers with triangular and rectangular fin profiles are also compared. The rectangular fins are assumed to have adiabatic tips. Results indicate the heat transfer rates for these two profiles vary by only 0.40 per cent for both tapered and cylindrical condenser.
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/annalysisofsmoot1094519635
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/19635
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.subject.authorheat pipeen_US
dc.subject.authorrotating heat pipeen_US
dc.subject.lcshMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of smooth and axially finned, rotating heat pipe condensers.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
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