Publications - Energetic Materials

  • O-138 Review on Thermochemical Codes

    February 2011

    The present report summarizes the adiabatic equilibrium composition and combustion temperature for the following energetic materials: black powder, Magnesium/Teflon/Viton, red Bengal flare composition, spectral flare composition, Al/MoO3-thermite, M 30 gun propellant at various pressures ranging

    Dr Ernst-Christian Koch (Energetic Materials) Rutger Webb, TNO, Netherlands Volker Weiser, Fraunhofer-ICT, Germany
  • O-133 Synopric Review of Insensitive Explosive Molecules

    August 2010

    Since the 1990s a large number of insensitive energetic materials have been under consideration for insensitive munitions purposes.  After the landmark paper by Doherty and Simpson [4], new candidate materials have entered the field and others have vanished for different reasons.

    Dr Ernst-Christian Koch (Energetic Materials) Dr Pierre-François Péron (Warhead Technology)
  • O-132 Combustion Properties of Blackbody Infrared Compositions Based on Perfluoroalkylated Tetrazolates, Magnesium and Viton®

    August 2010

    Infrared decoy flares serve the protection of aerial platforms such as helicopters, fixed wing and jet propelled planes against infrared guided air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles [1-3].  These flares are jettonised from the craft at high speed and upon combustion develop a strong infrare

    Dr Ernst-Christian Koch (Energetic Materials) Thomas M. Klapötke, University of Munich Arno Hahma, Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG Henrik Radies, University of MunichSusanne Scheutzow, University of Munich
  • L-165 Volumetric Explosives Part 1: Fuel/Air Explosives

    July 2010

    Fuel-air mixtures are powerful volumetric explosives (FAE) that were developed at the end of World War II. FAE may virtually use any particulate combustible such as cornstarch powder, metal powders, liquid hydrocarbons or boron hydrides and any type of combustible gases.

    Dr Ernst-Christian Koch (Energetic Materials)