thermosiphon

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thermosiphon

[¦thər·mō′sī·fən]
(mechanical engineering)
A closed system of tubes connected to a water-cooled engine which permit natural circulation and cooling of the liquid by utilizing the difference in density of the hot and cool portions.
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Several researchers have studied the application of heat pipes and thermosyphons in solar collectors for heating water in the interest of domestic use with different configurations (Hussein, Mohamad, & El-Asfouri, 1999a, 1999b; Ismail & Abogderah, 1998; Oliveti & Arcuri, 1996).
1998) investigated the use of a thermosyphon as the heat sink of a TE module used for electronics cooling.
Thermosyphons are also used to lower the soil temperature since the permafrost in this area is relatively warm, and adequate freeze bond between the piling and soil is needed to support the building.
Recent research and development of heat pipes (conventional heat pipes, heat pipe panels, loop heat pipes, vapor-dynamic thermosyphons, micro/miniature heat pipes, sorption heat pipes, etc.
He says Golder is doing a growing amount of work with flat-loop thermosyphons, engineering more buildings at grade with cooling systems underneath, due in part to new advances in thermo-science technology.
Thermoprobes are non-structural, high-capacity, two-phase thermosyphons that provide passive refrigeration to maintain, or create, permafrost.
A 4- to 5-foot-deep gravel pad will also be part of the construction, augmented with 4-inch rigid insulation and thermosyphons (cq) for heat collection.
The first uses the same cooling principle as the thermosyphons on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, although a new configuration is being utilized.
They implemented two identical models of the manifold chamber of a thermosyphon heat-pipe ETSWH in the laboratory where the two models are built with same dimensions to observe and compare the behavior of the two models when exposed to the same similar rates of heat input.
Design and performance of a thermosyphon heat recovery system, Applied Thermal Engineering: 26(5-6), 471-477 (2006).