Analytical and numerical study of steady-state laminar natural
convection and conduction has been performed for an enclosure between
concentric vertical cylinders. The inner and outer cylinders were
isothermal, and the connecting top and bottom walls were adiabatic. A
concentric baffle was included in the annulus, and the flow field and...
Convection heat transfer was experimentally investigated
for two different geometries. One case had three horizontal
cylinders in a vertical plane placed between two vertical walls.
The second case had three horizontal cylinders in a vertical plane
with only one vertical wall. Several different cylinder center-tocenter
spacings were investigated. The wall...
Conventional stainless steel - water and ceramic fabric composite water
heat pipes have been built and tested. The tests have been conducted to compare
the performance characteristics between conventional and fabric composite heat
pipe radiators for space nuclear power heat rejection systems. The fabric
composite concept combines a strong ceramic...
The design of a fabric composite heat pipe has been completed. It is
composed of two end caps, between which a fluid containment liner composed of
metal foil and an outer structural layer composed of a ceramic fabric is stretched.
The interior of the heat pipe is layered with a...
This thesis covers two topics. The first subject
involves tests run on a ultralite reflux tube supplied by
Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories (PNL). The second
topic involves tests to determine the relative wicking rates
of several different fabrics.
The ultralite reflux tube supplied by PNL was
constructed of copper and...