Direct Conductive Heat Absorption Structure
Original Publication Date: 1980-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
A skeletal structure of either a metal, such as aluminum, a plastic or a composite material may be used in a fluid flow to carry heat absorbed by the structure from either the sun or any other heat-producing source. The skeletal structure, which has the appearance of a porous foam or sponge, has a high surface area to the fluid flow, such as air or water, as a result of its porosity.