Pyrotechnics, Rocketry & Explosive Science

Pyrotechnics

pyrotechnicsPyrotechnics is the science of using various compounds and chemicals to produce heat, light, smoke and sound. Common consumer fireworks fall under this umbrella, as well as commercial firework devices, also matches and initiator components of some vehicle airbags. If it involves a exothermic (burning) reaction in a technical application, chances are it falls under the “pyrotechnics” umbrella.

It is believed that the first pyrotechnic device originated in china some 2000 years ago, using a type of low explosive powder known today as “black powder”. Black powder is a mix of potassium nitrate, sulphur and charcoal and forms the basis of many consumer pyrotechnics available.

Various powdered metals and other chemicals are added to the base powder to bring additional characteristics to the device. Certain powdered metals burn with colored flames, and allow the creation of “stars”, sparks emitting from the point of combustion.

This collection of pyrotechnic books and guides has been assembled to give you a total understanding of the brilliant world of pyrotechnics. Including comprehensive, detailed guides on the production of the most common, and not so common pyrotechnic devices including:

  • fireworksSingle-shot aerial tubes
  • Bottle rockets
  • Skyrockets and missiles
  • Ground spinners, pinwheels and helicopters
  • Flares & fountains
  • Roman candles
  • Multi-shot aerial devices, or “cakes”
  • Firecrackers
  • Catherine wheels
  • black snakes and strobes
  • Mines

Discover the exhilarating world of pyrotechnics now:

Our Premium Electronic Books on Pyrotechnics:

A Collection Of Pyrotechnic Compositions

A Collection Of Pyrotechnic Compositions

This complete book of pyrotechnic compositions is THE pyrotechnic composition encyclopedia! This book includes around 299 compositions along with other detailed information. Highly recommended for any pyrotechnic enthusiast.

A Complete System of Pyrotechny

A Complete System of Pyrotechny

A Complete System of Pyrotechny is packed full of detailed information on the topic. The information contained is so well written that with this book in hand; any one can obtain a sound understanding on the art of making fireworks.

Fireworks & Explosives like Granddad Used to Make

Fireworks & Explosives like Granddad Used to Make

Introducing ‘Fireworks & Explosives like Granddad Used to Make’ which will give you knowledge of materials and processes included in creation fireworks and explosives. Learn how Fireworks & Explosives are produced in the home with this easy to understand handbook.

How to Make Impact Firecrackers

How to Make Impact Firecrackers

This report is packed with information and diagrams on the topic of making old-fashioned torpedo fireworks. Impact Firecrackers is divided into sections: a brief introduction, a section on chemicals used in this process and some of their properties and hazards, eight sections that describe small-scale, experimental manufacture of torpedoes, annotated bibliography, and end notes.

How to Make Polumna – Polumna Experiments

How to Make Polumna – Polumna Experiments

This treatise deals with some simple experiments with polumna firecracker, which is a triangular traditional Mexican firework. You will find this treatise fascinating if you are interested in building firecrackers and pyrotechnics.

How To Make Your Very Own Pyrotechnic Display

How To Make Your Very Own Pyrotechnic Display

How to make your very own pyrotechnic display provides detailed instructions and formulas for how to make awesome pyrotechnic displays. Learn how to make your very own pyrotechnic display with this easy to follow guide.

Introduction to pyrochemical demonstrations: Coloured smokes, coloured flames and sparklers

Introduction to pyrochemical demonstrations: Coloured smokes, coloured flames and sparklers

Would you like to know how to create colored smokes, flames and sparklers for demonstrations? This document has all the instructions and preparation methods you need to create fascinating pyrotechnic demonstrations.

Military and Civilian Pyrotechnics

Military and Civilian Pyrotechnics

Military and Civilian Pyrotechnics contains a comprehensive and cohesive approach towards pyrotechnics. This book will prove to be a great help to the newcomer to the field of military pyrotechnics.

Preparation Of Magnesium-Fluoropolymer Pyrotechnic Material

Preparation Of Magnesium-Fluoropolymer Pyrotechnic Material

Do you want to know more about Magnesium/Tefion/Viton (MTV) pyrotechnics? This handbook provides minutiae on the methods and processes for producing magnesium and fluoropolymer energetic materials. It will serve as a great reference to a person with keen interest in the subject.

Pyrotechnic Formulary Page: Huge Database of Pyrotechnic Formulations

Pyrotechnic Formulary Page: Huge Database of Pyrotechnic Formulations

Pyrotechnic Formula Page: Huge Database of Pyrotechnic Formulations provides a comprehensive collection of an array of formulas for various pyrotechnic components. This formula database is a valuable resource for any individual interested in pyrotechnics.

The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics: Stars, Flares, and Color Mixtures

The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics: Stars, Flares, and Color Mixtures

A comprehensive report on materials used to create pyrotechnic mixtures like stars, Flares and color mixtures. There are enough examples and formulas provided in this report for a pyrotechnic enthusiast to be well impressed with this books content.

The Combustion Reactions of a Pyrotechnic White Smoke Composition

The Combustion Reactions of a Pyrotechnic White Smoke Composition

Did you ever want to know about the chemical reactions that take place while combustion of white smoke composition? This report comprehensively covers the facts related to producing large amounts of thick, white smoke.

The Complete Book of Flash Powder

The Complete Book of Flash Powder

This document covers all the information required to make Flash Powder. An excellent guide for anyone who wants to learn more about the formulas, preparation, manufacturing, composition and other pertinent information concerning flash powder and its derivatives.

The Pyrotechnic Whistle and Its Applications

The Pyrotechnic Whistle and Its Applications

The Pyrotechnic Whistle and Its Applications guidebook is an excellent resource for readers interested in the further development of whistle principles and practice. This guide demonstrates whistle building and combustion in both technical and practical ways.

Theory of Colored Flame Production

Theory of Colored Flame Production

Theory of Colored Flame Production enumerates and discusses the theories and attributes associated with the production of colored flames. Learn the theories related to colored flames with this easy to follow manual.

Thermochemistry And Kinetic Models For Magnesium/ Teflon/ Viton Pyrotechnic Compositions.

Thermochemistry And Kinetic Models For Magnesium/ Teflon/ Viton Pyrotechnic Compositions.

This volume reports the results of a comprehensive numerical analysis of the thermochemistry of MT and MTV compositions. It also addresses the effect of atmospheric nitrogen on the combustion of MTV compositions and focuses on chemical kinetics and sensitivity analysis of different MT mixtures. This volume will be a great reference for anyone interested in Pyrotechnic Compositions.




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