Accession Number : AD0892213

Title :   Flame Propagation Parameters of Pyrotechnic Delay and Ignition Compositions,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION INDIAN HEAD MD

Personal Author(s) : Rose, James E.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Heat of explosion, ignition temperature, and McLain Propagation Index, PI, defined as heat of explosion divided by ignition temperature, are correlated for various pyrotechnic delay and ignition compositions. A novel propagation index, described by heat of explosion, ignition temperature, burning rate, and density is proposed as a comparative screening criterion for pyrotechnic compositions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DELAY ELEMENTS(EXPLOSIVE), FLAME PROPAGATION), (*PYROTECHNICS, DELAY ELEMENTS(EXPLOSIVE)), IGNITION, HEAT OF COMBUSTION, DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS, BURNING RATE, EXPLOSIVES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE