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1st International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC)
Unlike heat pipes, Loop Heat Pipe (LHP) operation involves highly complex thermal-hydraulic processes that cannot be modeled intuitively. Furthermore, when incorporated to a spacecraft system thermal model, the LHP transient behavior is even more difficult to predict due to the time-varying heat exchange with the spacecraft and the surrounding. The desire of thermal analysts to simulate accurately transient behaviors of LHP systems necessitated the development of a theory for LHP operation (todoi:10.2514/6.2003-6082 fatcat:zzzkc7ff75azhkbv3zjfwlf5ym