Preparation and Characterization of Magnesium/Teflon/Viton Mixtures for Tracking Flares


  • Sang Dam Quang Faculty of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Vietnam
  • Minh Van Vu Faculty of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Vietnam
  • Duc Linh DO Faculty of Weapons, Le Quy Don Technical University, Vietnam



combustion, MTV mixtures, infrared radiation, tracking flares


This article examines the influence of fuel/oxidizer ratios and particle sizes of the fuel on combustion characteristics of the pyrolant based on magnesium, polytetrafluoroethylene, and Viton such as heat of explosion, the specific volume of gaseous products, burning rate, and IR intensity. Based on the theoretical and experimental analysis, an appropriate ingredient and particle sizes of components were chosen to meet the requirement for tracking flares. The pyrolant has a medium autoignition temperature and a low sensitivity to friction. It means that the pyrolant is quite safe in transportation, storage, and use.


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How to Cite

Quang, S. D., Vu, M. V., & DO, D. L. (2020). Preparation and Characterization of Magnesium/Teflon/Viton Mixtures for Tracking Flares. Advances in Military Technology, 15(2), 279–286.



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