Computational fluid dynamics modelling of heat pipes for cooling applications
The proposed project aims to develop numerical models using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to understand and predict the performance of heat pipes in the context of cooling applications. Heat pipes are a type of enhanced heat transfer device that uses a continuous cycle of boiling and condensing a fluid to transfer heat at a very high rate. The industry partner designs and manufactures heat pipes that are used extensively in the cooling of molds for making automotive parts. This project will allow them to better understand and predict the performance of their products and provide comprehensive simulation results to potential customers.