Publications - Energetic Materials

  • L-258 Defects Lexicon Survey Results & Agreed Terms

    February 2021

    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)
  • L-267 Resonant Acoustic Mixing: Qualification Challenges

    January 2021

    New processing technologies are allowing researchers, industry and academia to probe new materials space not previously achievable.

    Dr Matthew ANDREWS (Former MSIAC)Christelle COLLET (MSIAC)Aurihona WOLFF (ENSTA Bretagne, FRA)Christopher HOLLANDS (MSIAC)
  • L-261 TNT Exudation, Crystal Growth and Ageing

    August 2020

    For trinitrotoluene (TNT) and explosive formulations containing TNT (e.g. Composition B), TNT exudation in projectiles, bombs, and rockets has been a recurring problem since the early 1920s.
    Dr. Ernest L. BakerDr. Matthew R. AndrewsDr. Kevin M. Jaansalu
  • L-240 Common Processes Used for Explosives and Propellants

    August 2020

    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.
    Aurihona WOLFF (ENSTA Bretagne, MSIAC)Matthew Andrews (MSIAC)Christelle Collet (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)
  • O-214 MSIAC Workshop 2020 Defects - Causes, Classification and Criticality

    October 2019

    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.
  • L-239 IEMRM - Summary of Conclusions

    July 2019

    The Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management (IEMRM) workshop was held from 10 to 14 September 2018, at the PCGR Congress Center in Granada, Spain.

    Martijn van der VoortDr Matthew AndrewsChristelle ColletDr Ernest BakerDr Michael Sharp