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Title: Off-axis cooling of rotating devices using a crank-shaped heat pipe

Abstract

The present invention is a crank-shaped heat pipe for cooling rotating machinery and a corresponding method of manufacture. The crank-shaped heat pipe comprises a sealed cylindrical tube with an enclosed inner wick structure. The crank-shaped heat pipe includes a condenser section, an adiabatic section, and an evaporator section. The crank-shape is defined by a first curve and a second curve existing in the evaporator section or the adiabatic section of the heat pipe. A working fluid within the heat pipe provides the heat transfer mechanism.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176085
Patent Number(s):
7,168,480
Application Number:
10/835,897
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Jankowski, Todd A., Prenger, F. Coyne, and Waynert, Joseph A. Off-axis cooling of rotating devices using a crank-shaped heat pipe. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Jankowski, Todd A., Prenger, F. Coyne, & Waynert, Joseph A. Off-axis cooling of rotating devices using a crank-shaped heat pipe. United States.
Jankowski, Todd A., Prenger, F. Coyne, and Waynert, Joseph A. Tue . "Off-axis cooling of rotating devices using a crank-shaped heat pipe". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176085.
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title = {Off-axis cooling of rotating devices using a crank-shaped heat pipe},
author = {Jankowski, Todd A. and Prenger, F. Coyne and Waynert, Joseph A.},
abstractNote = {The present invention is a crank-shaped heat pipe for cooling rotating machinery and a corresponding method of manufacture. The crank-shaped heat pipe comprises a sealed cylindrical tube with an enclosed inner wick structure. The crank-shaped heat pipe includes a condenser section, an adiabatic section, and an evaporator section. The crank-shape is defined by a first curve and a second curve existing in the evaporator section or the adiabatic section of the heat pipe. A working fluid within the heat pipe provides the heat transfer mechanism.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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