I am trying to calculate the ampacity through a piece of .01"(.
254e-003m) metal. The metal is stainless steel 304, it has a
resistivity of 7.2e-007 ohm-m, a length of .012m, and an area of .
836e-006m^2. There are tons of references to ampacity ratings of
copper and aluminum wires, but no resources I could find that tells
you how they calculate the current carrying capacity of a particular
wire. I just want to know the amount of current this piece of metal
can carry without melting. The melting point of this particular type
of metal is 1400-1455 degrees celcius. Any help or references would
be helpful.

Thanks in advance,

-Erik

Thanks in advance,

-Erik