Flamethrower I.S.I.

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My I.S.I. presentation for December, 2010

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Flamethrower I.S.I.

  1. 1. Topics  To  Be  Covered  •  Ancient  flamethrowers  •  Types  of  flamethrowers  •  How  they  work  •  And  an  experiment!  
  2. 2. Ancient  flamethrowers  •  Greek  fire  (Byzan@ne  Empire)  5th  century  B.C.  •  Chinese  flamethrowers  (Song  Dynasty)  
  3. 3.  Creator  •  Richard  Fiedler  
  4. 4. Types    •  Hand  held  •  3  tanks   Japanese  93  flamethrower   M2A1-­‐7  flamethrower  
  5. 5. Types  •  Tank  •  Mounted  
  6. 6. Human/Home  Made  
  7. 7.   How  It  Works    •  Pressure  regulator  •  Igni@on  valve  •  Igni@on  trigger  •  Fuel  release  trigger  
  8. 8. Use  •  July  30,  1915,  by  Germans    •  Last  used  by  USA  in  1978  •  California  •  Sugar  harves@ng    •  Final  use  by  IRA  
  9. 9. Experiment  •  Problem  •  Can  you  make  a  flamethrower  out   of  powdered  sugar  and  a  torch?    
  10. 10. Hypothesis    •  The  sugar  will  just  burn  and  not  project  like  a   flamethrower  would.  
  11. 11. Materials/Procedure      •  Video  
  12. 12. Solu@on    •  The  sugar  caught  fire  and  made  a  flame   thrower.  •  Hydroxymethylfurfural  
  13. 13. Thank  you  •  Ques@ons  •  Sugges@ons  •  Comments    

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