Publications - Energetic Materials

  • L-236 IEMRM Focus Area 2D: Thermal Effects

    March 2019

    This document summarizes output from the Thermal Effects Focus Area breakout session of the MSIAC Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management workshop held in Granada, 10th to 14th September 2018.

    Dr Matthew Andrews (MSIAC)Dr Josephine Covino (DDESB)Dr Ernest Baker (MSIAC)
  • O-197 Gap Test And Critical Diameter Calculations And Correlations

    October 2018

    The Munitions Safety Information and Analysis Center (MSIAC) has developed a number of safety related computational tools, including NEWGATES (New Excel Worksheets on GAp TESts) [1] which is a large data base and computational tool for gap test data.
    Dr. Ernest L. BakerVincent PouliquenMaxime VoisinDr. Matthew Andrews
  • O-189 Lifecycle of a Flare Countermeasure

    July 2018

    Traditionally countermeasure flares have been manufactured from a mixture of Magnesium, Teflon® and Viton® (MTV). Unrivalled in their high temperature output, they have protected aircraft for almost 50 years.

    Rebecca Millar, MSIAC Stokes Fellow (2018)
  • L-222 Life Assessment of NC Based Energetic Materials

    June 2018

    Nitrocellulose (NC), with its variable energetic content, solubility with energetic and non-energetic plasticisers, and formation of structural materials, makes it a very versatile material.

    Dr Matthew AndrewsChristelle ColletRebecca Millar (Stokes Fellow 2018)Emmanuel Schultz (Eurenco)
  • O-190 Qualification and Energetic Materials Challenges

    April 2018

    As part of energetic material qualification, this paper will review recent discussions with respect to the required parameters for modeling energetic materials, the methodology required in acquiring these parameters, the current processes that demand experimentation, and what is still needed to b

    Dr Matthew AndrewsWade Babcock