Patent Number: 6,293,333

Title: Micro channel heat pipe having wire cloth wick and method of fabrication

Abstract: A micro channel heat pipe and method of fabrication are disclosed. The micro channel heat pipe includes a wire cloth wick having micro capillary channels formed by a corrugation extrusion process. The wick is inserted into the heat pipe housing in a shrink fit, enhancing heat transfer. The porous nature of the wire cloth wick permits free passage of the working fluid within both the closed and open micro capillary channels, doubling the number of micro capillary channels available for heat transference.

Inventors: Ponnappan; Rengasamy (Centerville, OH), Leland; John E. (Kettering, OH)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force

International Classification: F28D 15/04 (20060101); F28F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018