Some Factors Affecting the Performance of a Class of Ammonium Perchlorate-Based Pyrotechnic Strobe Compositions

Richard Harrison

Abstract: Despite well over a century of research, which has seen the development of many effective pyrotechnic strobe compositions, there is as yet very little understanding of the strobe mechanism. In the past, theoretical models have been developed, but are here shown to be unable to explain many of the observed characteristics. Factors affecting the strobe frequency and the composition’s thermal conductivity are re-evaluated, with the aim of producing a firm basis of fact for future advances in the understanding of the strobe mechanism.

Keywords: Pyrotechnic strobe, Ammonium perchlorate, Magnalium, Ignition


Ref: JPyro 2021 (1-6)

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