An accidental explosion in an ammunition magazine may result in break-up of the structure and a significant debris hazard. Knowledge about this effect is essential to define safety distances and in order to asses the risk.
This document compiles work among MSIAC and NATO member nations over the last 20 years in the field of munition cook-off simulation. We have collected representative publications, papers, presentations, and other information on the topic, provide a cursory analysis of the breadth of efforts
Minimizing the probability and subsequent consequences of inadvertent initiation of munitions protects our force and reduces the severity of collateral damage. These direct benefits have been achieved thanks to the Insensitive Munitions community.
Thomas N. Taylor (Munitions Safety, Transport & Storage)
On the 11th of July 2011 at 5:50 in the morning a huge explosion tore through the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base on the island of Cyprus. The immediate consequences were the loss of 13 personnel with 62 injured.
Thomas N. Taylor (Munitions Safety, Transport and Storage)