Accession Number:

ADA003246

Title:

The Effect of Angular Velocity and Composition on Pyrotechnic Performance

Descriptive Note:

Technical research rept.

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The influence of angular velocity on the light output, slag retention, and burning rate of magnesiumstrontium nitrate pyrotechnic compositions consolidated into metal cavities is discussed. Stoichiometric, as well as, non-stoichiometric fueloxidizer mixtures were studied at rotational speeds up to 43,000 rpm and a parametric burning-rate equation was developed. In addition, qualitative descriptions of the burning phenomena and its effects are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE