Accession Number:

ADA170078

Title:

Molecular Basis for Secondary Flash Suppression

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1981-30 Jun 1985

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTONDC CERAMICS DIV

Report Date:

1986-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the results of investigations into the role of potassium salts in modifying flame chemistry and, particularly, the suppression of secondary muzzle-flash. New thermodynamic functions are reported for the potentially significant flame species, KOH, KC1, KO2, and KOH2, and KCl2. New thermodynamic functions are reported for the potentially significant flame species is such as to favor cyclic processes with flame propagating radicals such as K OH M - KOH M, KOH H - H2O K. Laser spectroscopic observations were made for K atoms in fuel-rich H-controlled laboratory flames. Future work is needed to relate such data to the propagation and inhibition of the flames.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE