28 March 1986 Thermographic Observation Of Hydrocarbon Oxygen Explosions
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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.
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Linda D. Abney, Michael D. Kelly, Jonathan H. Mohler, "Thermographic Observation Of Hydrocarbon Oxygen Explosions", Proc. SPIE 0581, Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (28 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950883; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950883

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