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Thermographic Observation Of Hydrocarbon Oxygen Explosions
Author(s): Linda D. Abney; Michael D. Kelly; Jonathan H. Mohler
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Paper Abstract

Balloons containing methane-oxygen mixtures were detonated to simulate ordinance fireballs. To establish fireball characteristics, analyses were required of reacting temperatures, thermal profiles, and mixing patterns of the methane-oxygen products with the atmosphere. Infrared videothermography measured and recorded the detonation and gas cloud mixing. Image digitization and in-band energy calculations were done to compare reaction parameters for different balloon tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1986
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0581, Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (28 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950883
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Linda D. Abney, Monsanto Research Corporation (United States)
Michael D. Kelly, Monsanto Research Corporation (United States)
Jonathan H. Mohler, Monsanto Research Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0581:
Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Herbert Kaplan, Editor(s)

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