Publications - Materials Technology

  • L-286 Thermomechanical Fatigue An Introduction

    September 2022

    The purpose of this report is to present an introduction to thermomechanical fatigue and how this applies to energetic materials.  This topic is seldom, if ever, treated in materials science textbooks.

    Dr. Kevin M. Jaansalu
  • L-281 Lifing Approaches and Ageing Algorithms

    August 2022

    An algorithm describes a process within a system. For lifing algorithms, the system is defined by the national approach to munition life management.
    Kevin Jaansalu (TSO Materials Technology)Matthew Ferran (TSO Munition Systems)
  • O-221 Defects Lexicon Survey Results & Agreed Terms

    April 2022

    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)
  • O-220 A Taxonomy for the Classification of Defects in Energetic Materials

    April 2022

    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)
  • L-268 The Application of Herd Immunity to Munitions Safety

    July 2021

    This report addresses the implications of the presence of both conventional and insensitive munitions (IM) in a national stockpile, and presents theoretical methods to determine a critical amount or fraction of IM that may avoid escalation of accident scenarios (e.g.
    Martijn van der Voort (MSIAC)Christelle Collet (MSIAC)Matt Ferran (MSIAC)Kevin Jaansalu (MSIAC)Wade Babcock (NOSSA)
  • 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)

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