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
A workshop on insensitive munitions (IM) test methodology was sponsored by the NATO Insensitive Munitions Information Center (NIMIC) on 20-23 May 1997 at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Benjamin B. Stokes III (Propulsion Design)Andrew J. Sanderson (Energetic Materials) Jason deW FitzGerald-Smith (Warhead Design)Rodrigue Boulay (Mitigation Methods)Patrick Touzé (Detonics and Terminal Ballistics)
Over the last five years, NIMIC has organised a series of Workshops for its nations on the threat stimuli which are relevant to the concerns of making munitions less hazardous (MURAT/IM).
Rodrigue Boulay (Mitigation Methods)Jason deW FitzGerald-Smith (Warhead Design)Benjamin B. Stokes III (Propulsion Design)Andrew J. Sanderson (Energetic Materials) Patrick Touzé (Detonics and Terminal Ballistics)
In the interest of providing immediate information resulting from Phase 1 of this workshop, NIMIC presents Volume I of the IM Testing Workshop covering Slow Heating, Fast Heating and Reaction of Adjacent Munition.