After defining Sensitivity, Sensitiveness and Explosiveness, the paper examines analytical expressions governing shock initiation by projectile impact, several different non-shock processes of ignition of deflagration and high strain rate fracture mechanics of energetic materials.
In 1997 NIMIC held a Workshop on IM Testing the aim of which was "to write guidance on full-scale IM testing in order to improve confidence in and achieve international acceptability and broader applicability of test results".
During the last 5 years NIMIC has organised a series of Workshops for its nations on IM threat stimuli. These workshops have covered Bullet/Fragment Impact, Cookoff (Slow and Fast), Sympathetic Reaction and Shaped Charge Jet Impingement.
In the interest of providing immediate information resulting from Phase II of this Workshop, NIMIC has prepared Volume III of the IM Testing Workshop Report, covering Bullet Impact, Fragment Impact, Shaped Charge Jet Impact, Spall Impact as well as some considerations on Spigot
The NATO Insensitive Munition Information Center (NIMIC) has been in operation in Brussels for about five years and now has nine NATO nations plus Australia within its membership.
Benjamin B. Stokes III (Propulsion Design)Andrew J. Sanderson (Energetic Materials) Jason deW FitzGerald-Smith (Warhead Design)Patrick Kernen (Explosive Effects)Patrick Touzé (Detonics and Terminal Ballistics)
Ce document contient le compte rendu d'une réunion d'experts sur la rationalisation des tests de sécurité pour munitions, organisée par le NIMIC à la suite du 26ème séminaire du DDESB en août 1994. Cette réunion d'experts s'est déroulée en deux groupes de travail:
Marc Défourneaux (Project Manager)Patrick Kernen (Explosive Effects)