Accession Number : AD0474437


Title :   BURNING TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES OF M18 COLORED-SMOKE GRENADES


Descriptive Note : Rept. for May-Aug 1964


Corporate Author : CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD


Personal Author(s) : Haynes, Guy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/474437.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Parameters pertaining to pyrotechnic dissemination processes were investigated. Burning-temperature, burning-time, weight-change, and pressure parameters were recorded for the M18, colored-smoke grenade with a thermocouple, from pressure- or weight-loss curves, with a weight transducer, and with a pressure transducer, respectively. Equipment layouts and samples of strip-chart recordings are presented. Burning pressure is usually less than 1 psi; however, orifice plugging can increase pressure to about 20 psi. Any one type of munition yields a great variation in functioning data. Burning temperature is lower in red and yellow M18 grenades than in green and violet ones.


Descriptors :   *COLORED SMOKES , *GRENADES , *SMOKE MUNITIONS , BURNING RATE , PRESSURE , TEMPERATURE , THERMOCOUPLES , TRANSDUCERS


Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE