Selected Pyrotechnic Publications of KL and BJ Kosanke, Part 8 (2005 through 2007)

KL and BJ Kosanke Abstract: Including the following papers:- Typical Aerial Shell Firing Time Sequence Confirmation of Mortar Recoil Information  Angelfire Brand of Indoor Pyrotechnics  Black Powder Stability and Aging Example  Another Example of Explosively Malfunctioning Comets  Primer Gunshot Residue Detection from the Firing of a Black Powder Revolver  Air Blast TNT Equivalency for Rolls …
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Theory of Coloured Flame Production

BE Douda Abstract: The theories and attributes associated with the production of colored flames are presented. Particular attention is given to flames containing strontium (red), barium (green), sodium (yellow) and copper (green or blue). Thermal excitation of vaporized neutral atoms, molecules and ions is correlated with the emission of atomic, band and ionic spectra. These …
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Burn Rates of Clusters of Colored Sparklers

K. L. and B. J. Kosanke ABSTRACT: In recent years it has become generally known that clusters of sparklers burn at substantially greater rates than individual sparklers. However, except for a previous article by the authors, little if any quantitative data has been presented on this subject. As background information, that article contained a brief …
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Pyrotechnic Ignition and Propagation: A Review

K. L. and B. J. Kosanke ABSTRACT: The ideal pyrotechnic is completely stable in storage and handling, yet performs its mission completely, with absolute reliability, upon demand. Many accidents in pyrotechnics are the result of unintentional ignitions during handling and storage. There can also be serious safety ramifications of ignition and propagation failures of pyrotechnic …
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