Publications (Technical Reports)

  • O-218 Artillery Projectile Prematures Historical Review - Edition 1

    June 2020

    This document describes the results of an international historical review of artillery projectile premature explosions. The purpose of this review is to document artillery gun launch incidents that were potentially caused by projectile explosive fill issues.
    Dr. Ernest L. Baker
  • L-253 Instrumentation Techniques BLAST

    June 2020

    Blast effects are part of the performance characteristics of explosive materials, usually in comparison with reference explosives like TNT. Especially for sub-detonative events, blast effects are hardly predictable without complex numerical simulations.
    Lucas CAYLAR (ENSTA BRETAGNE, MSIAC)Christelle COLLET (MSIAC)Martijn van der Voort (MSIAC)
  • L-250 Defect Detection And Characterization Capability Study For Energetic Materials

    May 2020

    Defects in energetic materials or munitions can alter their safety and performance characteristics, potentially leading to failure and causing serious damage to military equipment and injury to service personnel and the public.
    Mr. Rodrigue Barlerin (ENSTA Bretagne)Dr. Kevin M. Jaansalu (MSIAC)Dr. Matthew Andrews (MSIAC)Mr. Matthew Ferran (MSIAC)
  • L-256 A Taxonomy For The Classification Of Defects In Energetic Materials

    April 2020

    Following many discussions and multiple iterations over two years, MSIAC has produced a largely self-consistent taxonomy and lexicon of terms related to defects in energetic materials and munition systems, based on the paradigm of materials science and engineering.
    Matt Ferran (MSIAC)Dr. Matt Andrews (MSIAC)Dr. Kevin Jaansalu (MSIAC)Aurihona Wolff (ENSTA Bretagne)
  • L-215 A Review Of International Hazard Classification

    April 2020

    MSIAC maintains a Hazard Classification (HC) database for Ammunition and Explosives (AE) with 16 contributing nations. Governmental personnel from MSIAC member nations are able to access the data through the MSIAC secure website.
    Martijn VAN DER VOORTChristelle COLLETMatthew FERRAN
  • L-257 Life Cycle Cost Method And Examples For Munition Health Monitoring

    March 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

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