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Optimization of the Fin Heat Pipe for Ventilating and Air Conditioning with a Genetic Algorithm
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This paper illustrates that use of a heat pipe as a heat-reclaiming device can significantly influence the air-conditioning system. It analyzes the heat transfer model of the uniform annular fin heat pipe under the condition of air conditioning. It establishes functions of the fin structure parameters such as height,spacing and thickness of the fin when the volume of fin is the smallest under unit temperature difference and unit quantity of heat. It uses a genetic algorithm to optimize the model of the uniform annular fin heat pipe. The calculation result shows that the method of genetic algorithm is effective.
Qian, J.; Sun, D.; Li, G. (2006). Optimization of the Fin Heat Pipe for Ventilating and Air Conditioning with a Genetic Algorithm. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from