The NATO Insensitive Munitions Information Center (NIMIC) held a three-day workshop on Cookoff at NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium on 23-25 June 1993. Fifty specialists, including the NIMIC staff and delegates from the NIMIC participating nations (CA, FR, NL, UK and US), attended the meeting.
Jason deW FitzGerald-Smith (Warhead Design) Patrick Kernen (Explosive Effects) Benjamin B. Stokes III (Propulsion Design)
Designers, programme managers and users of weapon systems need to be constantly aware of the hazards which may result from munitions exposed to stimuli that may occur during their service life as the result of accidental or aggressive threats. These threats include:
For a long time now experts on energetic materials and munitions have been using experimental tests to evaluate the vulnerability of such materials or munitions, or at least their sensitivity to various stimuli.
Marc Défourneaux (Project Manager) Patrick Kernen (Explosive Effects)
The aim of this document is to provide a comprehensive guide to the documentation applicable to munition safety in the five participating nations of the NIMIC Project (plus Norway who participated in Pilot NIMIC) and the corresponding NATO documents.
In this paper, the term "ballistic impac" applies to impact and further penetration of bullets, fragments (from warhead casings) and shaped charge jets. The corresponding threat on munitions has been studied for a number of years by various methods, from mere empirical tests t
All experts on energetic materials and munitions have for a long time been using experimental tests to evaluate the vulnerability of such materials or munitions, or a t least their sensitivity to various influences.
Tous les spécialistes de matières énergétiques et de munitions recourent depuis longtemps à des tests expérimentaux pour évaluer la vulnérabilité de ces rnatériaux ou munitions, ou au moins leur sensibilité à des agressions diverses.