Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service

Research & Development Treesearch

Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help - We Participate  Government Made Easy

Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (2.0 MB bytes)

Title: A calorimeter for determining radiation and convection in small-scale combustions

Author: McCarter, R.J.; Broido, A.;

Date: 1966

Source: Pyrodynamics. 4: 191-203

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: A "bench-top" calorimeter was constructed to determine the radiation-convection partition of energy released in the burning of fuel. Samples of 1 to 2 g, no larger than 4 cm in horizontal dimension, and with flame height less than 15 cm, can be accommodated. The apparatus functions by (1) absorbing radiant energy from the burning fuel in an insulated thin aluminum shell whose temperature rise is recorded by a series of imbedded thermocouples, and (2) measuring convective energy by recording the electric power required to heat an air stream so that it just balances the flow rate and temperature of gases convected from the combustion zone. The apparatus can be used with both liquid and solid fuels and for both glowing and flaming modes of combustion.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.



McCarter, R.J.; Broido, A. 1966. A calorimeter for determining radiation and convection in small-scale combustions. Pyrodynamics. 4: 191-203.


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.