Bigger diameter pipes have more volume for vapor movement from evaporator (base) to condenser (fin area) surface area and surface area in evap area of pipe and condenser area for heat transfer and wick surface area to wick coolant from condenser back to evaporator area.Question for anyone knowledgeable in physics: Is there any difference between having fewer but wider heat pipes (e.g. 8mm x 4 pipes) vs more but narrower heat pipes (e.g. 6mm x 7 pipes) ?
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So if I understand this right, 8mm x 5 pipes would wick more heat away than 6mm x 7 pipes?Bigger diameter pipes have more volume for vapor movement from evaporator (base) to condenser (fin area) surface area and surface area in evap area of pipe and condenser area for heat transfer and wick surface area to wick coolant from condenser back to evaporator area.
Below shows the general idea. Keep in mind inside surface area is less because of thickness of pipe. Wick area is even less. Gravity effects wicking action too.
7x 6mm heatpipes = 131.88mm surface & 197.83cubic mm per mm vs 4x 8mm heatpipes = 100.48mm surface & 200.96cubic mm volume per mm
7x 6mm heatpipes = 131.88mm surface & 197.83cubic mm per mm vs 5x 8mm heatpipes = 125.6mm surface & 251.2cubic mm volume per mm