Title

Temperature Control of Electrohydrodynamic Micro Heat Pipes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2003

Publication Source

Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science

Abstract

Active thermal control was achieved by using an electrohydrodynamically (EHD) assisted micro heat pipe array. A simulation model of temperature control of EHD micro heat pipes was established in a Matlab Sinulink environment.

An experimental model was designed and fabricated to verify the model and identify the factors most influential to the thermal control via EHD micro heat pipe array. Good correspondence between simulations and experiments was achieved. Electric field intensity, set-point temperature and the gap between the upper and lower set-point temperatures were shown to have a dramatic influence on the temperature control.

Inclusive pages

867–875

ISBN/ISSN

0894-1777

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

27

Issue

8

Peer Reviewed

yes