This thesis addresses the problem of extracting heat from sealed electronic enclosures. Typical industry practice is to use various air-to-air and air-to-liquid heat exchangers. These techniques are known to require costly custom designs. This thesis points out how one can apply heat pipe technology in the form of a vapor chamber to solve this type of problem. The details on the design and testing of two prototype vapor chambers are cited. Included in the text are typical industrial applications that require sealed enclosures to protect their associated electronic control hardware. Also mentioned is some historical background on heat pipes.
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Evans, Ronald D.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Dougherty, Michael L., "Thermal Control of an Electronic Enclosure Utilizing a Vapor Chamber" (1976). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 212.