Liquid-vapor oscillating flow and heat transfer in a vertically placed oscillating heat pipe (OHP) with a sintered particle wick structure inside are analyzed in this paper. The evaporation and condensation heat transfer coefficients are obtained by solving the microfilm evaporation and condensation on the sintered particles. The sensible heat transfer between the liquid slug and the channel wall are obtained by analytical solution or empirical correlations, depending on whether the liquid flow is laminar or turbulent. The effects of the maximum evaporation and condensation angles on the oscillatory flow, as well as sensible and latent heat transfer are analyzed.

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