Characterization of the Thermal Radiation Field Generated by a One-Nozzle Torch.
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The characteristics of a one-nozzle Thermal Radiation Source were investigated. Liquid oxygen and powdered aluminum were used to produce the radiant torch. Thermal flux and fluence data were mapped at two vertical heights and at horizontal distances that ranged from 25 cm to 90 cm. Thermal pulse shapes associated with three different aluminum injection times were recorded and interpreted in terms of simulated nuclear yields. High-speed photography was used to provide information concerning the flame geometry and dynamics of the source.
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