Defects in energetic materials or in other materials used in munitions systems are often a cause for concern. This includes voids, cracks, and foreign materials, as well as chemical, physical and / or mechanical properties that are outside design tolerance specifications.
Defects in energetic materials are relatively common and can have a significant impact on the safety and reliability of munitions, yet there is a lack of clarity in the use of terminology for describing and classifying these defects.
Dr. Matthew ANDREWS (MSIAC)Dr. Kevin JAANSALU (MSIAC)Matt FERRAN (MSIAC)Aurihona WOLFF (ENSTA Bretagne)
This document is to serve as a background resource for the broad array of interactions that electromagnetic radiation may have with energetic materials. The ranges of interest are microwave radiation and terahertz (THz) radiation.
This document is to serve as a background resource for the array of interactions that X-ray, gamma and neutron radiation may have with a munition system during the course of a non-destructive examination. The discussion of X-rays and gamma rays (energetic photons) is li
This report aims to review the traditional processes for the manufacture of explosives and propellants. Depending on the binder percentage, explosives can be pressed, extruded or casted. On the other hand, propellants can only be extruded or casted.