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Numerical Study on the Thermal Control Device for Satellite Components Using the Phase Change Material Combined with Heat Pipe in Parallel
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Numerical Study on the Thermal Control Device for Satellite Components Using the Phase Change Material Combined with Heat Pipe in Parallel
Shin, Yoon Sub; Kim, Tae Su; Kim, Taig Young; Seo, Young Bae; Seo, Jung-gi; Hyun, Bum-Seok; Cheon, Hyeong Yul;
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The thermal control device for the periodic working component combined solid-liquid phase change material (PCM) with heat pipes is designed and numerically studied. Due to high latent heat and retaining constant temperature during melting process the component peak temperature, not withstanding small radiator size, is reduced. The warm-up heater power consumption to keep the minimum allowed temperature is also cut down since the accumulated thermal energy is released through the solidification. The thermal buffer mass (TBM) made of Al can give the similar effect but the mass and power consumption of warm-up heater should increase compared to PCM. The amount of PCM can be optimized depending on the component heat dissipation and on/off duty time.
Phase Change Material;Heat pipe;Latent Heat;
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