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Analysis on thermal and hydraulic performance of a T-shaped vapor chamber designed for motorcycle led lights

ABSTRACT
Experiment and numerical analyses were conducted to study the thermal performance and circulation characteristic of the working fluid of a T-shaped vapor chamber special designed for the motorcycle LED light. The influences of heat loads and cooling magnitude were experimentally investigated. Results show that both the heat loads and cooling conditions have strong influences on the thermal performance of the vapor chamber, and the thermal resistance in the extended section occupies over 75.8% of the overall thermal resistance of the vapor chamber. Simulation results indicate that large pressure drop occurs along the extended section of the vapor chamber, and causes large temperature difference along the extended section.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2017-04-11
PAPER REVISED: 2017-11-08
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-11-09
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2017-12-03
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI170411231Q
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