Heat pipes with self-rewetting fluids for space applications

Raffaele Savino, Roberto Di Paola, Anselmo Cecere, Yoshiyuki Abe, Kotaro Tanaka, Masayuki Nakagawa, Masanori Saito

研究成果: Conference article査読


Self-rewetting fluids, i.e. dilute aqueous alcoholic solutions with unique surface tension behavior, have been proposed as working fluids for terrestrial and space heat pipes. Experiments have been carried out in normal gravity and in low-gravity conditions with tubular heat pipes, thin flat heat pipes for thermal management in electronic devices, and flexible, inflatable and deployable radiator panels for space applications. Self-rewetting heat pipes exhibit, in general, better thermal performances in comparison with water heat pipes. Current developments are focused on self-rewetting brines, studied as candidate potential heat transfer fluids for space applications. Activities are in progress to perform experiments in space with a small technological payload onboard a microsatellite developed by the Italian Space Agency.

ジャーナルSAE Technical Papers
出版ステータスPublished - 2008
イベント38th International Conference on Environmental Systems - San Francisco, CA, United States
継続期間: 2008 6月 292008 7月 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 自動車工学
  • 安全性、リスク、信頼性、品質管理
  • 汚染
  • 産業および生産工学


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