Heat tubes: Conduction and convection


Journal Article

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd This note offers a clear view of heat transfer fundamentals in terms of ‘heat tubes’, which are macroscopic architectures for the flow of energy through complex energy systems. The note focuses on heat tubes with conduction and convection, although heat tubes with radiation through stacks of radiation shields have also been treated in the literature. It is shown how to shape a heat tube and how to cool it along its length so that its thermodynamic performance evolves. Several instances of confusion are clarified along the way.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bejan, A

Published Date

  • July 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 137 /

Start / End Page

  • 1258 - 1262

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0017-9310

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.03.160

Citation Source

  • Scopus