This document compiles abstracts of works carried out in the recent period of 1993-1995 in the field of Cookoff and particularly threat analysis, mechanistic understanding, modeling of cookoff phenomena and mitigation solutions.
This document compiles abstracts of works carried out in the recent period of 1992-1995 in the field of XDT mechanisms, in particular, modeling, testing and in some cases, mitigation solutions. They have been retrieved from the NIMIC database that consists in 20,000 documents, as of early 1996.
Munitions are generally used to attack various types of targets. However, they can also be targets by themselves when attacked by other munitions (e.g. bullets) or by their warheads (e.g. shell fragments or shaped charge jets).
The concept of less-sensitive-but-just-as-efficient munitions (and not-more-expensive if possible) appeared in the 1980s in different countries with different names, essentially in the US as a follow-on to severe accidents in the US Navy.
The concept of Insensitive Munitions appeared in the 1980s in different countries with different names, essentially in the US as a follow-on to severe accidents. However, this sort of accidents had often occurred in the past without raising similar programs.
Ce rapport est un complément au document NIMIC-MD-495-94 du 2 décembre 1994 "IM Policies and Achievements (National Policies and International Cooperations in the Field of Insensitive Munitions)". Il comporte:
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)