author = "Silva, Debora and Marcelino, Eliel and Riehl, Roger Ribeiro",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Thermal performance comparison between water-copper and water 
                         stainless steel heat pipes",
            booktitle = "Proceedings...",
                 year = "2015",
         organization = "AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition",
             abstract = "Heat pipes are high capacity heat transport systems built 
                         essentially by three components: the external enclosed structure 
                         (container), the working fluid and wick structure. Heat pipes have 
                         become highly reliable systems and since 1970, heat pipe 
                         technology has been widely applied in several areas, such as heat 
                         exchangers, spacecraft thermal control and cooling systems for 
                         electronic components. This technology has found increasing 
                         application in improving the thermal performance of heat 
                         exchangers in many industrial environments. The use of heat pipes 
                         in heat exchangers allows the development of more compact and 
                         efficient equipments, when compared to traditional heat 
                         exchangers. For some applications, such as heat recovery in 
                         industrial process, the use of the heat pipes on heat exchangers 
                         presents to be rather interesting due to its direct influence on 
                         increasing the efficiency, allowing a more compact design for 
                         those. In this scenario, this paper presents an experimental 
                         investigation of heat pipes designed and manufactured in both 
                         stainless steel and copper using water as working fluid for 
                         mid-level temperature range. Results show that the copper heat 
                         pipes demonstrated higher thermal conductanceswhen using screen 
                         mesh number 100, while stainless steel heat pipes showed higher 
                         thermal conductance values by using screen mesh number 200. Even 
                         though water-copper heat pipes usually presents a better thermal 
                         performance when compared to the water-stainless steel heat pipes, 
                         still there are a wide range of applications for stainless steel 
                         heat pipes.",
  conference-location = "Orlando, Florida",
      conference-year = "27-29 July",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "23 nov. 2020"