Publications - Energetic Materials

  • O-098 Reduced Sensitivity RDX Round Robin Programme

    December 2004

    One of the discoveries that has generated much interest in recent years in the IM community is Reduced Sensitivity RDX (RS-RDX).

    Ruth M. Doherty IHDIV/NSWC, Indian Head, MD USADuncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
  • O-093 Effect of Ageing upon Insensitive Munitions

    August 2004

    The effects of ageing upon energetic materials, and the consequences for Insensitive Munitions (IM), have been brought to the attention of the NIMIC on a number of occasions over the last few years.

    Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
  • O-092 The Evolution of NIMIC to MSIAC: new Services & Products to support the International Munitions Safety Community

    August 2004

    After a three-year transition period that started in 1988, NIMIC was formally established in 1991 as an Information Analysis Center (IAC) dedicated to Insensitive Munitions. Over the years NIMIC has effectively supported the development and implementation of IM technologies.

    Pascal Marchandin (Warheads & Fuzes)Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology)Patrick Touzé (Project Manager)Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
  • O-086 Insensitive Munitions - Coming of Age

    July 2004

    The development of Insensitive Munitions (IM) has been progressing for the best part of three decades. Ever since the highly publicized US Navy aircraft carrier accidents in the 1960s and 1980s, there has been a growing recognition of the value of IM.

    Ruth Doherty, NSWC- Indian Head, USA Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
  • O-087 Reduced Sensitivity RDX - Where are we?

    July 2004

    In recent years much interest has been generated in a quality of RDX which, when incorporated in PBX formulations, can confer reduced shock sensitivity. Clearly, this is of interest to the Munitions Design community who strive towards reducing the vulnerability of munitions.

    Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology)Ruth Doherty (NSWC - Indian Head, USA)Michael Sharp (DOSG, UK)Darko Topler (WTD 91, GE)David Tucker (DSTL, UK)
  • L-054 Rev Glossary of Terms

    May 2004

    This glossary is a compilation of existing definitions related to Insensitive Munitions or more generally to munitions safety.

    Katy Mikolajczyk Patrick Touzé (Project Manager)
  • L-102 RS-RDX: Literature Review and Discussions

    February 2004

    One area that has created great interest over the last few years in the insensitive munitions field is the existence and properties of reduced sensitivity-RDX (RS-RDX).

    Frédéric Peugeot (Detonics and Ballistics) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)