Heat Flux Calibration Flow and Conduction Facilities: Status Report.
Heat Flux Calibration Flow and Conduction Facilities:
Steckler, K. D.; Grosshandler, W. L.
NIST SP 971; NISTIR 5904; August 2001.
NIST SP 971: "Collected Reports and Publications by the
National Institute of Standards and Technology on Heat
Flux Gage Calibration and Usage." AND National
Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
October 28-31, 1996, Gaithersburg, MD, 31-32 pp, 2001.
Available from:For More Information on NIST SP 971 visit: WEBSITE:
Order number: PB97-153514
fire research; fire science; heat flux; convective heat
transfer; conductive heat transfer
Standard methods exist at NIST for calibrating thermal
radiation detectors up to 10kW/m2 using blackbody
cavities, and up to 40 kW/m2 using a monochromatic laser
source. Heat flux transducers, however, are often used
under conditions where convection dominates, where
radiation emanates from a source with a different
spectral character, or where flux levels exceed 40
kW/m2. The objective of this project is to extend NIST
heat flux calibration capabilities to, at least, a
limited range of the latter conditions. Convective and
conductive heat transfer facilities are being designed
and constructed for this purpose.