This document summarizes output from the Internal Blast and Debris Focus Area breakout session of the MSIAC Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management workshop held in Granada, 10th to 14th September 2018.
The NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) is a multinational collaboration that collects, stores, and analyses technical information related to Munitions Safety (MS) and Insensitive Munitions (IM).
An increasing number of warhead designs shows a less violent response than Detonation (type I) in cook off or impact scenarios. In order to quantify the safety benefits, MSIAC is working on improvements in the risk management of such munitions.
A probabilistic analytic model of initiation for the Insensitive Munitions (IM) Fragment Impact test was developed. The deterministic Jacobs-Roslund detonation initiation model was augmented to include impact point offset and projectile tilt against a curved munition case. This augmenta
TNT equivalency is commonly used to quantify the explosive effects of energetic materials and munitions. For scientific purposes, it is a means to compare the explosive effects delivered by different energetic compositions.
MSIAC is organizing a workshop titled “Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management” (IEMRM). This workshop seeks to exploit an improved understanding of munitions vulnerability and consequences to deliver improvements in explosives and munitions risk management.