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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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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175547
Patent Number(s):
6964294
Application Number:
10/670,650
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28D - HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Hendricks, Terry Joseph, and Thoensen, Thomas. Passive cooling system for a vehicle. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Hendricks, Terry Joseph, & Thoensen, Thomas. Passive cooling system for a vehicle. United States.
Hendricks, Terry Joseph, and Thoensen, Thomas. Tue . "Passive cooling system for a vehicle". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175547.
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abstractNote = {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).},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
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Heat Pipe/Two-Phase Flow Systems For Vehicle Passenger Cabin Cooling
conference, June 2002