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Title: Passive Cooling System for a Vehicle

Abstract

A passive cooling system for a vehicle (114) transfers heat from an overheated internal component, for example, an instrument panel (100), to an external portion (116) of the vehicle (114), for example, a side body panel (126). The passive cooling system includes one or more heat pipes (112) having an evaporator section (118) embedded in the overheated internal component and a condenser section (120) at the external portion (116) of the vehicle (114). The evaporator (118) and condenser (120) sections are in fluid communication. The passive cooling system may also include a thermally conductive film (140) for thermally connecting the evaporator sections (118) of the heat pipes (112) to each other and to the instrument panel (100).

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
894275
Patent Number(s):
U.S. Patent No. 6,964,294 B2
Application Number:
TRN: US200701%%291
Assignee:
NREL
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 42 ENGINEERING; COOLING SYSTEMS; EVAPORATORS; HEAT PIPES; PASSIVE COOLING SYSTEM; VEHICLE; THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE FILM; EVAPORATOR; Transportation

Citation Formats

Hendricks, T. J., and Thoensen, T. Passive Cooling System for a Vehicle. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Hendricks, T. J., & Thoensen, T. Passive Cooling System for a Vehicle. United States.
Hendricks, T. J., and Thoensen, T. Tue . "Passive Cooling System for a Vehicle". United States. doi:.
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