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Title: An Analytical study of a coiled-pipe heat sink
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Advanced Technology Branch.
Zehnder, A.
Yen, Yin-Chao.
Perham, Roscoe E.
Quinn, William F.
Keywords: Analytical study
Coiled pipe
Heat sinks
Waste heat
Parametric analysis
Waste heat disposal
Heat transfer
Heat transmission
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 195.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: An analytical study was conducted to determine the practicality of using a buried closed-loop, small-diameter coiled-pipe heat sink instead of a reservoir-type sink for emergency disposal of waste heat. The analysis was broadly based to permit application to a variety of soil types, mean ground temperatures, heat rejection rates, coolant water flow rates, pipe sizes, coil surface areas and coil spacings. The intent of the study was to present a problem-solving technique that would be useful to a design engineer faced with considering the use of a buried coiled pipe to dissipate a rather large amount of heat to the ground during a very limited period. The feasibility of such a system was found to be highly dependent upon the length of pipe required and the installation layout requirements for such a pipe network.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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