Ignition energy of wildland fuels
Document Type: Report
Author(s): J. R. Welker; M. S. Duvvuri
Publication Year: 1974

Cataloging Information

  • cellulose
  • energy
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fuel management
  • fuel models
  • fuel types
  • heat
  • ignition
  • nitrogen
  • rate of spread
  • statistical analysis
  • wildfires
  • wildland fuels
  • woody fuels
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39181
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13816
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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From the Introduction:'The technique selected for measuring the pyrolysis energy involved the use of the Perkin-Elmer DSC-2 Differential Scanning Calorimeter and TS-1 Thermogravimetric Balane. The TGS-1 also used a Cahn Time Derivative Computer to provide the rate of weight loss simultaneously with the weight loss. All data were taken under a nitrogen atmosphere to preclude oxidation effects. Sample sizes were only a few milligrams, and were deliberately chosen to be small so that heat transfer effects would not interfere with the measurements of energy and mass loss. The materials studied were chosen to provide a basis for predicting pyrolysis energy for materials other than those directly studied and mathematical models were devised to provide for those predictions. A more complete description of the apparatus and procedure is given in Duvvuri's thesis (1974).

Welker, J. R., and M. S. Duvvuri. 1974. Ignition energy of wildland fuels.