Publication - Munition Systems

  • 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-215 A Review Of International Hazard Classification

    April 2020

    MSIAC maintains a Hazard Classification (HC) database for Ammunition and Explosives (AE) with 16 contributing nations. Governmental personnel from MSIAC member nations are able to access the data through the MSIAC secure website.
    Martijn VAN DER VOORTChristelle COLLETMatthew FERRAN
  • O-210 Non-Hero Microwave Hazards To Munitions

    October 2019

    Accidental initiation of munitions via the heating of bridgewires by radiofrequency (RF) radiation (i.e. HERO) is well understood; far less work has been undertaken to determine how bulk energetic materials (cased or uncased) directly respond to exposure to RF radiation.
    Matthew Ferran (MSIAC)
  • 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)
  • O-178 Review of Munitions Safety Processes within MSIAC Nations

    September 2018

    This Study was agreed by the MSIAC Steering Committee (SC) to support their need to have access to an independent, comparative review of approaches to Ageing and Life Assessment of Munitions across a representative number of (MSIAC) nations.  The expected benefits of the study included:&nb
    Martin Pope

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