Heat Pipe Modeling in FloCAD

This video explains how to model heat pipes using FloCAD. This class will consist mostly of presentation, with a quick demonstration of a constant-conductance heat pipe being built and solved, and then gas and a reservoir will be added to make it a VCHP.

The philosophy behind our specific approach for heat pipe simulation will be discussed in detail along with a brief explanation of the numerical approach. The types of geometries that can be generated by FloCAD pipes will be presented. Advanced topics such as LHPs (loop heat pipes), vapor chamber fins, and future expansions to CCHP/VCHP modeling will be briefly discussed.

Prerequisites:  beginner-level knowledge of SINDA and Thermal Desktop.