Publications - Materials Technology

  • L-250 Defect Detection And Characterization Capability Study For Energetic Materials

    May 2020

    Defects in energetic materials or munitions can alter their safety and performance characteristics, potentially leading to failure and causing serious damage to military equipment and injury to service personnel and the public.
    Mr. Rodrigue Barlerin (ENSTA Bretagne)Dr. Kevin M. Jaansalu (MSIAC)Dr. Matthew Andrews (MSIAC)Mr. Matthew Ferran (MSIAC)
  • L-256 A Taxonomy For The Classification Of Defects In Energetic Materials

    April 2020

    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-257 Life Cycle Cost Method And Examples For Munition Health Monitoring

    March 2020

    Within the NATO context, a cost benefit analysis (CBA) is a valuable support tool for economic analysis for defence programs. A major part of any CBA is a sound life cycle cost analysis of all options.

    Dr Kevin M. Jaansalu & Ms Christelle Collet, MSIACDr Giuseppe Tussiwand, Haptica s.r.l.Ms Rada Feraco, Department of National Defence, Canada Mr Pieter Jansen & Mr Michail Bozoudis, NCIA
  • O-214 MSIAC Workshop 2020 Defects - Causes, Classification and Criticality

    October 2019

    Defects in energetic materials or in other materials used in munitions systems are often a cause for concern. This includes voids, cracks, and foreign materials, as well as chemical, physical and or mechanical properties that are outside design tolerance specifications.
    Matt FERRAN (MSIAC)Dr. Matt ANDREWS (MSIAC)Dr. Kevin JAANSALU (MSIAC)Dr. Michael SHARP (MSIAC)
  • L-217 Ageing Of Munition Materials

    October 2019

    The ageing of materials in munitions as reported in the open literature is reviewed within the framework of materials engineering. The focus is on polymeric materials and molecular solids encountered in energetic materials.
    Wade G. BabcockKevin M. Jaansalu
  • O-206 TNT and Blast Equivalency Characterization of Energetic Materials

    July 2019

    When dealing with energetic materials, TNT Equivalency is commonly used for different purposes. For scientific purposes, it is a means to compare the explosive effects delivered by different energetic compositions, by expressing them in terms of an equivalent TNT detonation.

    Christelle ColletDr Kevin JaansaluDr Ernest L. BakerMartijn van der Voort

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