Publications (Technical Reports)

  • 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.
  • O-215 A Better Use of IM-HC Test Results

    08 October 2019

    During the 2018 MSIAC Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management (IEMRM) workshop, it was recognized by the community that low violence reaction types such as a burn on one side, and high violence reactions such as detonations on the other side, are relatively well understood.
  • 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.
  • O-211 Probabilistic Modeling of Initiation due to Fragment Impact

    03 October 2019

    A probabilistic analytic model of initiation for the STANAG 4496 Insensitive Munitions (IM) Fragment Impact (FI) test was developed. The deterministic Jacobs-Roslund (JR) detonation initiation model was augmented to include impact point offset and fragment tilt against a curved munition case.
  • 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.

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