Accession Number : AD0767928

Title :   Theoretical Light Yields from Different Illuminating Flare Compositions,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT CRANE IND

Personal Author(s) : Webster,Henry A. , III ; Tanner,John E. , Jr. ; Douda,Bernard E.

Report Date : 20 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : In an effort to predict improvements in the light output of magnesium-sodium nitrate-binder flare systems and to predict the success of other fuel-oxidizer flare systems, a semi-quantitative model is derived which relates the intensity of visible light emission from a flare to various thermodynamic properties of the combustion reactions which occur. After taking into account various energy losses, the amount of light emitted is determined. Calculations are done using sodium nitrate and sodium perchlorate as oxidizers and various metals, e.g., aluminum, magnesium, beryllium, and silicon as fuels. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*FLARES, *ILLUMINATION), CHEMILUMINESCENCE, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS, COMBUSTION, THERMODYNAMICS, COLORIMETRY, PYROTECHNICS

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE