What is, SteveU?
Woodgas making, using is about balancing Time/Temperature/Turbulence.
Good woodstoving is about balancing Time/Temperature/Turbulence.
In ALL things worthwhile doing/pursuing you never have less than three major factors always to keep balanced in-play. More often it is 5 to 7 factors active to have to work.
The old; how do you eat an elephant approach of one bite at a time results in futility, failures and a lot of wasted efforts.
Rocket stoving is over-focusing on Turbulence at the expense of Time and Temperatures. Hard, hard on materials limits if pushed into continuous usege.
Some over-focus on Temperature at the expense of Time. Extreme super heated steam systems and Stirling engine systems . . . and a few others. Again. Hard, hard on materials limits if put to actual continuous usage.
And when the material envelopes suddenly fails . . . safety flies away. Hurts then bite down hard. Accident? NO. Unintentional? YES. Be wise and safe. Intentional. Responsible.
So as “boring” common as bulk woodstoving and piston IC engines may seem these represent experienced learned usable balances of combustion’s/pressure rises/releases of the combustion triad factors of Time, Temperature, and Turbulence.
Other active factors to have to account for are air humidity. Altitude. Fuel wood species. And which “cut” of that species. Systems work loading’s. And more.
This is why the maths modeling always will lead to poor useable results. Most of these factors are live/non-linear.
Why the scientific approaches always fall short of “promises”. To be valid scientific you must have repeatable results possible by others as “proofs”. Standardizing all factors to restrict down to just one variable is not real-world-use at all. As harsh a space exploration may seem there are fewer active factors to have to track and account for.
Why for real world use systems a good operator can beat out had-too engineered in limitations.
But in our social-net world it seems too many want to either be-Entertained; or Entertain; that extreme mis-balances in all things NET; rules over things real-used, valid, and use-practical.
tree-farmer Steve unruh