Accession Number : ADA135043

Title :   Characterization of the Thermal Radiation Field Generated by a One-Nozzle Torch.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Rehmann,W

PDF Url : ADA135043

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *Thermal radiation, *Nuclear explosion simulation, *Torches, Test methods, Nozzles, Liquid oxygen, Aluminum, Powder metals, RAdiant flux density, Calorimeters, Combustion, Flame propagation

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE