A transient two-dimensional thermosyphon model is presented that accounts for conjugate heat transfer through the wall and the falling condensate film. The complete transient two-dimensional conservation equations are solved for the vapor flow and pipe wall, and the liquid film is modeled using a quasi-steady Nusselt-type solution. The model is verified by comparison with existing experimental data for a low-temperature thermosyphon with good agreement. A typical high-temperature thermosyphon was then simulated to examine the effects of vapor compressibility and conjugate heat transfer.

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