Wael I.A. Aly

Helwan University

Wael I. A. Aly is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Head of the Department of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, Faculty of Industrial Education, Helwan University. Dr. Wael obtained his PhD (2007) from Okayama University, Japan, in the field of Thermofluids. His MSc (1997) was in the field of RHVAC from TUE, The Netherlands. He obtained his BSc (1994) in Mechanical Engineering from Benha University, Egypt. He is a certified reviewer for 20 international journals. Dr. Wael’s current research work is in the fields of applications of nanofluids in thermal systems, heat transfer enhancement and heat pipes, absorption and adsorption refrigeration using solar power and engine exhaust gases, turbulent flow drag reduction, and computational fluid dynamics. He has published more than 35 papers.

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Heat pipes are considered as an effective thermal solution, particularly in high heat flux applications and in situations where there is a combination of nonuniform heat loading, limited airflow over the heat-generating components, and space or weight constraints. This book is intended to explore some of the recent advances in heat pipes and their applications in thermal systems. The first chapter is an introductory chapter about the recent advances in heat pipes in general. The second chapter is about thermosyphon heat pipe technology; working principles, advantages, and disadvantages; application ranges; and using computational fluid dynamics in modeling thermosyphons. The third chapter is about recent research into loop heat pipes (LHPs). The last chapter presents a novel liquid-vapor separator-incorporated gravitational LHP.

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