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HEAT TRANSFER CHARACTERISTICS OF A CLOSED LOOP ROTATING THERMOSYPHON

T. H. Davies
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College, Swansea and Department of Mechanical Engineering Science University of Liverpool

W. D. Morris
Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Wales Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP United Kingdom.

Abstract

A thermosyphon may be defined as a fluid system where circulation of the fluid occurs due to the presence of temperature gradients and the simultaneous action of a body force. Whereas one usually associates a body force as being due to the earth's gravitational field, the centrifugal and Coriolis forces acting on a rotating body may, in the case of a thermosyphon, also promote circulation of the fluid. Under these circumstances it is shown that the thermosyphon may have desirable features for the cool ing of certain rotating components.

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