A novel lumped parameter model for Loop Heat Pipes – validation and parametric analysis

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A one dimensional lumped parameter model has been developed within the general framework of the open source software Octave, in order to describe the physical behaviour of a Loop Heat Pipe. By means of the electro-thermal-hydraulic analogy, this model gives the values of temperature and pressure for every part of the device, in response to varying boundary conditions. Furthermore, a novel approach in describing the phase change at the condenser has been adopted, differentiating the vapour quality variation over time. The code is initially validated against both simulation and experimental data found in literature. Since the present work aims to produce a design tool for the automotive industry, a parametric analysis on the geometrical characteristics of a Loop Heat Pipe is then performed, identifying and quantifying the most influential design parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th UK Heat Transfer Conference 2017
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781908549327
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2017
EventProceedings of the 15th UK Heat Transfer Conference, UKHTC2017 - Brunel University London, 4-5 September 2017
Duration: 4 Sep 2017 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 15th UK Heat Transfer Conference, UKHTC2017
Period4/09/17 → …


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