I want to mount a heat source onto several heat pipes. The heat will be forwarded to coolers (four heat pipes, 200 mm) which are able to distribute up to 120 W without increasing the temperature of the device which should be cooled. The device itself will generate up to 100 W heat. Now I was wondering what would happen to the mounting point: Will the mounting point resp. the clamp used for fixing the heat source on the heat pipes also heat up? If yes, how much?
Well, how much the clamp heats up is determined by a great number of factors, chiefly (off the top of my head):
- The properties of the pipe (material properties: density, material type, size of contact area etc)
- How the clamp interfaces with the pipe (e.g. metal on metal, thermal interface material between clamp and pipe, an insulator between clamp and pipe).
- The properties of the clamp (material properties, initial temperature etc)
Regards the resp. abbeviation I think you're using it incorrectly. I'd say "Will the mounting point w.r.t. the clamp....." where w.r.t. means with respect to.