The Experience of Finite Elements Method Utilization for Simulation of Heat-Mass Transfer in Heat Pipes and Other Elements of Thermal Control Systems 932307

The approarch to utilization of software HEAT'90 to thermal simulation of heat pipes and units of their connections with elements of thermal control systems is presented. The application of finite elements method for solution of problems, interective regime of functioning “software-user” allow to simulate enough complicated 2-D constructions and transfer processes by user without special programme languaege knowledge and trainig. The examples of software employment are discussed like next: efficiecy of flange unit in heat pipe input/output zones; influence of dried grooves presence on temperature field in cross-section; distribution along pipe length; efficiency of unit “heat pipe-honeycomb radiator” and other. The main development of software for elements of thermal control systems design application are shown.


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