International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Abstract:The heat pipe cooling system in this study consists of a flat evaporator, a condenser, and rising and falling tubes with water as working fluid. The working fluid has different water levels inside the two components. This is due to the vapor pressure deficits of the evaporation section and condenser section. This paper utilizes condensing and boiling pressure-difference theory and measures the temperature of the condenser wall to develop a theoretic model for the water level deficit inside the thermal module. Results indicate that the working fluid infiltrates the condenser and indirectly verifies the phenomenon leading to the different water levels inside the cooling system. Moreover, the water level height difference theory presented in this study may reduce the length of the condenser by 3.14 cm.