Who have "Fireworks From A Physical Standpoint", what is a content of these four books? Are they different from FAST (Shimizu)?
Posted 02 March 2019 - 03:33 AM
Could anybody tell me, what is the content of "Fireworks From A Physical Standpoint". Thank you.
Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:32 AM
ill get back to you on this, ill have to dig my copies out.
just bear with me
Posted 02 March 2019 - 07:59 AM
Posted 04 March 2019 - 10:23 AM
Yes. Are they contain the same things or different a lot? Thank you.
Posted 05 March 2019 - 04:45 PM
Thank you for the information in this thread; it's very helpful for a newbie. I have PGI Vol. I and F.A.S.T. on the way!
Posted 05 March 2019 - 10:01 PM
FAST contains a little of the same information, but I would say is much more geared toward producing devices. Physical standpoint is more of a fundamental understanding of flame production, color production, burn rates, aerodynamics, etc.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 02:57 PM
..... Physical standpoint is more of a fundamental understanding of flame production, color production, burn rates, aerodynamics, etc.
This is EXACTLY the reason why I desperately try to find this book...😭😢
Posted 07 March 2019 - 03:00 AM
Edited by Sulphurstan, 07 March 2019 - 03:24 PM.
Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:05 PM
Where are you located? I think I have a spare set
If you won't ship to France and still have a copy, I'm interested and in Idaho.
Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:03 AM
Wait a minute?! Idaho?! What! Me too
I'm in Eastern Idaho....
Posted 10 March 2019 - 03:34 PM
I was reading the following article where I came across the name of "Uwe Krone", seems to be a professor in Germany.
Edit: Looks like he was employed in Rheinmetall , Germany and passed away( 1938-2011). RIP
Do you people know about any books/reports authored by him?
In Pyrotechnica-VIII, there was a review of Uwe Krone's article on strobes. I don't have access to that issue of pyrotechnica, so can't comment about the contents.
Edited by sora, 10 March 2019 - 04:09 PM.
Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:23 AM
Dr. Uwe Krone was a brilliant pyrotechnist and could be very nice to talk to even though some people thought he was difficult or cocky even. Unfortunately he never wrote a book, probably because working for Rheinmetal and Nico made it hard for him to share what would be considered secrets of the trade by his employers.
The following obituary was published in the PEP journal:
Dr. Uwe Krone passed away on November 24, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.
Uwe Krone was born on August 20, 1938 in Bremen. He studied chemistry at the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn from 1959 to 1967 and took a doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. J. Goerdeler, at the Kekulé-Institute for Organic and Biochemistry.
As early as 1960 he started work in the field of pyrotechnics at Nico-Pyrotechnik Hanns-Jürgen Diedrichs KG in Trittau where he had been employed as a student trainee alongside his studies. From 1967 to 2003 he directed the Chemical Research and Development Department of Pyrotechnics.
The involvement of Rheinmetall GmbH at Nico-Pyrotechnik in 1970 led to a strengthening of the military part of the department’s pyrotechnics research. The years 1977 to 1982 were shaped by studies into smoke, the results of which were utilized in the development of 120 mm mortar ammunition. The plastic bonded “NT-Smoke Composition” developed at that time was less toxic than the formerly wide-spread smoke based on hexachlorethane, and could be used without a covering capsule.
One challenge in the field of “smokes and obscurants” has been the reduction of toxicity. That topic led to the development of the first non-toxic smoke based on potassium chloride and magnesium oxide as found in obscuring aerosols. This so-called “KM-smoke” was the foundation of a new fertilizer aerosol whose effectiveness was investigated in a joint project “aerosol fertilization of marred vegetation” together with the Niedersächsischen Institut für Radioökologie (NIR) and the Forstbotanischen Institut of the University Göttingen (FBI) 1. Another challenge was the spectral widening of the aerosol’s effectiveness towards the IR- and RADAR-range, that had to be proven by extensive smoke campaigns 2, 3.
Alongside these many international activities in the field of “smokes and obscurants”, over the years Uwe Krone demonstrated his passionate enthusiasm for practically every other field of pyrotechnics. Beside military pyrotechnics it was fireworks that were his real passion, a throw-back to the origins of Nico-Pyrotechnic. Numerous ideas, concepts, studies and developments originated from ideas that he thought up and developed. Notable in this respect is his work in the field of oscillating burning down light compositions 4 that resulted in the development of a 40 mm intermittently lighting torch in the course of the millennium event. By means of those torches the 180° meridian on the Fiji-islands was illuminated for a distance of 1.3 km to welcome the new millennium on December 31, 1999 at 12:00 GMT. Furthermore a newly developed “liquid igniter composition” was applicable for example in LASER-inducible igniters, bridge wire and thin layer igniter elements for automotive uses 5.
In addition to his developmental work Uwe Krone was actively involved in a variety of national and international bodies around the field of pyrotechnics and explosives. These included the committee of experts for the Explosives Act at the German Ministry of Internal Affairs, the working group “Storage of Explosives” at the German Ministry of Occupational Safety, the German Society for Defence Technology, the US “National Defence Industrial Association” and the “International Pyrotechnic Society”, of which he was a founding member.
He applied his expertise as a publicly appointed and sworn valuer for pyrotechnics, as a technical spokesman of the German Association of Pyrotechnic Industries (VPI) and as a Technical Consultant of Glorious Fireworks Ltd. China. His latest activities beyond his retirement related to the implementation of a quality assurance and occupational safety system in the Chinese fireworks industry.
Another important desire of Uwe Krone was to pass on and expand on pyrotechnical knowledge. As the head of laboratory he supervised the qualification of seven chemical laboratory assistants. In addition he was an advisor at the German “Berufsgenossenschaft” of the chemical industry, and the scientific head of pyrotechnic seminars at the Carl-Cranz-Society (CCG). Together with Ronald Lancaster he is the author of the chapter “Pyrotechnics” in Ullmann‘s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 6[ ].
The whole explosive community will miss his inspiration and advice. Many have lost a good friend.
U. Krone, M. Koop, Entwicklung und Wirkungsweise eines Pyrotechnischen Düüngeaerosolgenerators, in: Aerosoldüngung geschädigter Vegetation Teil I, Report, 1988, Nico-Pyrotechnik, Hanns-Jürgen Diederichs GmbH & Co. KG, Trittau, Germany.
C. M. Jenden, NATO Smoke and Obscurants Countermeasures Materials Evaluation Tests (SOCMET), AGARD Conference Proceedings: Atmospheric Propagation Effects through Natural and Man-Made Obscurants for Visible to MM-Wave Radiation, Report No. ADA276919, Ministry of Defence and Pyrotechnics, 1993.
Smoke and Obscurants Countermeasures Evaluation Tests, Defence Research Agency (DRA), Fort Halstead, GB, 1995.
U. Krone, Strahlungsemission in Intervallen -- Oszillierende Verbrennung pyrotechnischer Sätze, Jahrestagung ICT, Karlsruhe, Germany, Juni 11--13, 1975, p. 225.
D. Cegiel, U. Krone, Pyrotechnic Igniter Compositions in Disperse Phase -- Production and Application, Airbag 2000+ 5th International Symposium and Exhibition on Sophisticated Car Occupant Safety Systems, Karlsruhe, Germany, December 4--6, 2000, p. 34.
U. Krone, R. Lancaster, Pyrotechnics, in: B. Elvers, S. Hawkins, W. Russey, G. Schulz, (Eds.), Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Volume A22, 5th edition, VCH, Weinheim 1993, p. 437
Dirk Cegiel, Rheinmetall Defence, Trittan, Germany
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