Publications (Technical Reports)

  • L-257 Life Cycle Cost Method And Examples For Munition Health Monitoring

    03 April 2020

    Within the NATO context, a cost benefit analysis (CBA) is a valuable support tool for economic analysis for defence programs. A major part of any CBA is a sound life cycle cost analysis of all options.

    Dr Kevin M. Jaansalu & Ms Christelle Collet, MSIACDr Giuseppe Tussiwand, Haptica s.r.l.Ms Rada Feraco, Department of National Defence, Canada Mr Pieter Jansen & Mr Michail Bozoudis, NCIA
  • L-255 Instrumentation Techniques Velocity of Detonation

    21 February 2020

    Detonation properties are part of the performance requirements for any explosive material. They include the density, the detonation pressure and the velocity of detonation (VoD).

    Lucas Caylar (ENSTA BRETAGNE, MSIAC)Christelle Collet (MSIAC)
  • L-217 Ageing Of Munition Materials

    26 October 2019

    The ageing of materials in munitions as reported in the open literature is reviewed within the framework of materials engineering. The focus is on polymeric materials and molecular solids encountered in energetic materials.
    Wade G. BabcockKevin M. Jaansalu
  • L-254 Analytical Response Models (ARM) Application Specification

    29 October 2019

    ARM is to be a "toolbox" of empirical and analytical models dedicated to ammunition safety. The intent is to provide a toolbox that includes a variety of initiation models and an optimization framework in order to parameterize models.
    E.L. Baker (MSIAC)S. Raimbault (Webstack)O. Jousselin (Solago)
  • O-213 Magazine Loading Density Detonation Estimation

    03 October 2019

    An analysis has been conducted to develop a method to estimate critical loading density conditions that, after the deflagration ignition of the munitions in a magazine, will lead to transition to detonation of these munitions.
    Ernest L. BakerMartijn M. van der Voort
  • O-210 Non-Hero Microwave Hazards To Munitions

    01 October 2019

    Accidental initiation of munitions via the heating of bridgewires by radiofrequency (RF) radiation (i.e. HERO) is well understood; far less work has been undertaken to determine how bulk energetic materials (cased or uncased) directly respond to exposure to RF radiation.
    Matthew Ferran (MSIAC)