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
Additive manufacturing (also referred to as AM) offers many opportunities in the munition design space to tailor bulk properties, such as spatially-variant composition, density, etc., with intent to subsequently affect macro behavior through changes in stress/strain profiles, variable
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.
STANAG 4382 Slow Heating, Munitions Test Procedures has been reviewed and updated by the AC/326 SG/B Slow Heating Custodial Working Group. As part of this process, questions arose as to guidance for thermal soaking and maximum testing temperature.
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.
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.
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.