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Abstract: In this article, the thermal conductivity of porous sintered nickel material, filled with water, ethanediol, and glycerin was measured using a transient plane source method. As a note, the thermal performance of the loop heat pipes, is greatly affected by the effective thermal conductivity of the capillary structures. The results were compared with stated literature results and they indicated that the thermal conductivity of the porous material is heavily dependent on the thermal conductivity of the fluid, the filled ratio, and the porosity of the material.

Reference: International Journal of Thermophysics, 27, 1 (2006) 304-313

DOI: 10.1007/s10765-006-0030-9