Knowing the critical diameter of an energetic material is important, as it can provide information about its sensitivity and performance, as well as what tests should be used for characterization. However, finding this value quickly and precisely can be complicated.
This report was originally published in December 2003 and some areas, testing in particular, have been updated in support of MSIAC‟s 2016 Atlanta Science of Cookoff workshop. A review of current knowledge in cookoff phenomena is proposed.
Grégoire JacqueminDr Michael SharpDr Matthew AndrewsFrédéric PeugeotMichael Fischer
MSIAC hosted a Shaped Charge Jet (SCJ) workshop 12 -15 May 2014 at the ENSTA Bretagne campus in Brest, France. This 3 ½ day workshop involved 61 participants from 8 Nations to focus on the threat posed by SCJs on our munitions.
Manfred Becker (Warhead Technology)Dr Matthew Andrews (Energetic Materials)Emmanuel Schultz (Propulsion Technology)Dr Michael Sharp (Project Manager)
Large quantities of data, associated with energetic materials, are published in the open literature from conference proceedings (ICT, Gordon Research, KISHEM, IMEMTS), workshops (Nitrocellulose, New High Explosives) and journal articles (PEP, J. Energetic Materials).
Dr Matthew Andrews (Energetic Materials)Emmanuel Schultz (Propulsion Technology)
This report summarizes theoretical and experimental data on the insensitive explosive 1,1-Diamino-2,2-dinitroethylene, DADNE, FOX-7, C2H4N4O4.
This report will exclusively summarize findings reported after 2007.
The mechanical threats Fragment Impact (FI), Shaped Charge Jet (SCJ) and Explosively Formed Projectile (EFP) are recognized to be really severe because they can lead to a shock to detonation transition of the energetic materials, which is difficult to manage and difficult to mitigate. Conse
Dr Ernst-Christian Koch (Energetic Materials) Arno Hahma, Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG, Germany Volker Weiser, Evelin Roth, Sebastian Knapp, Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT), Germany
Binary pyrolants made from Mg, MgH2, MgB2, Mg3N2, Mg2Si and polytetrafluoroethylene display a wide range of burn rates at ambient pressure. The burn rates do not coincide with the theoretical maximum adiabatic combustion temperatures.
Dr Ernst-Christian Koch (Energetic Materials) Volker Weiser, Evelin Roth - Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT, Pfinztal, Germany