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Heat Flux Calibration Flow and Conduction Facilities: Status Report



Kenneth D. Steckler, William L. Grosshandler


Standard methods exist at NIST for calibrating thermal radiation detectors up to 10 kW/m2 using blackbody caviies, and up to 40kW/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 40kW/m2. The objective of htis project is to extend NBIST heat flux calibration capabilites to at least, a limited range of the latter conditions. Convective and conductive heat transfer facilites are being designed and constructed for this purpose.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5904
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Steckler, K. and Grosshandler, W. (1996), Heat Flux Calibration Flow and Conduction Facilities: Status Report, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created October 28, 1996, Updated November 10, 2018