Publications - Munitions Safety, Transport & Storage

  • 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-211 Probabilistic Modeling of Initiation due to Fragment Impact

    October 2019

    A probabilistic analytic model of initiation for the STANAG 4496 Insensitive Munitions (IM) Fragment Impact (FI) test was developed. The deterministic Jacobs-Roslund (JR) detonation initiation model was augmented to include impact point offset and fragment tilt against a curved munition case.
    Ernest L. BakerChristiaan LeibbrandtMartijn van der Voort
  • O-213 Magazine Loading Density Detonation Estimation

    October 2019

    An analysis has been conducted to develop a method to estimate critical loading density conditions that, after the deflagration ignition of the munitions in a magazine, will lead to transition to detonation of these munitions.
    Ernest L. BakerMartijn M. van der Voort
  • O-215 A Better Use of IM-HC Test Results

    September 2019

    During the 2018 MSIAC Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management (IEMRM) workshop, it was recognized by the community that low violence reaction types such as a burn on one side, and high violence reactions such as detonations on the other side, are relatively well understood.
    Christelle Collet (TSO Propulsion Technology)Martijn van der Voort (TSO Munition Safety Transport & Storage)Lucas Caylar (ENSTA Bretagne)Florian Djedis (ENSTA Bretagne)
  • L-239 IEMRM - Summary of Conclusions

    July 2019

    The Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management (IEMRM) workshop was held from 10 to 14 September 2018, at the PCGR Congress Center in Granada, Spain.

    Martijn van der VoortDr Matthew AndrewsChristelle ColletDr Ernest BakerDr Michael Sharp
  • O-206 TNT and Blast Equivalency Characterization of Energetic Materials

    July 2019

    When dealing with energetic materials, TNT Equivalency is commonly used for different purposes. For scientific purposes, it is a means to compare the explosive effects delivered by different energetic compositions, by expressing them in terms of an equivalent TNT detonation.

    Christelle ColletDr Kevin JaansaluDr Ernest L. BakerMartijn van der Voort