Publications - Materials Technology

  • 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)
  • L-261 TNT Exudation, Crystal Growth and Ageing

    August 2020

    For trinitrotoluene (TNT) and explosive formulations containing TNT (e.g. Composition B), TNT exudation in projectiles, bombs, and rockets has been a recurring problem since the early 1920s.
    Dr. Ernest L. BakerDr. Matthew R. AndrewsDr. Kevin M. Jaansalu
  • L-262 TNT Equivalency of Energetic Materials: Review and Best Practices

    July 2020

    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 Collet (TSO Propulsion Technology)Dr Kevin Jaansalu (TSO Materials Technology)Dr Ernest L. Baker (TSO Warhead Technology)Martijn van der Voort (TSO Munition Transport and Storage Safety)

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