Heat Pipes: Theory, Design and Applications

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Heat pipes are used in a wide range of applications, including electronics cooling, die-casting and injection moulding, heat recovery and energy conservation, de-icing and manufacturing process temperature control, and in domestic appliances. An essential guide for practicing engineers and an ideal text for postgraduate students, the book takes a highly practical approach to the design and selection of heat pipes. It is both a useful sourcebook and an accessible introduction for those approaching the topic for the first time.

  • Contains all information necessary to design and manufacture Heat Pipes
  • Provides a highly practical reference for engineers and graduate students
  • Extensively revised and expanded, including increased coverage of key electronics cooling application as well as a brand new design guide

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The standard heat pipes reference and text

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The standard resource on heat pipe theory, design and applications

The decade since the last edition of Heat Pipes was published has seen a transformation in heat pipe technology and application. The technology has proved beneficial in a wide range of applications, including electronics cooling, die-casting and injection moulding, heat recovery and energy conservation, de-icing and manufacturing process temperature control, as well as in domestic appliances. This is a key reference for anyone with thermal interests in these and other fields.

This latest edition of has been extensively revised and expanded, with new information on the underlying theory of heat pipes and heat transfer, data on pulsating heat pipes and capillary pumped loops, new chapters on design and on electronics cooling applications, and updated applications.

· Detailed coverage of heat pipe theory, design and applications
· A highly practical approach provides the information required to select, design, or manufacture a heat pipe
· Expanded coverage of key applications including electronics cooling, plus a new design guide

Suitable for use as a professional reference and graduate text, this is a sourcebook for those already having knowledge and experience of heat pipes, and will provide an accessible introduction for those approaching the topic for the first time.

David Reay manages David Reay & Associates, UK and is a Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt University, UK, Brunel University, UK and a Special Professor at Nottingham University, UK. Peter Kew is a Senior Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, UK.

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