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.
NIMIC has grown by three nations since 1999, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. They are already enriching the NIMIC's databases. A new 3-5 year Strategy Plan was developed in 1999-2000, based upon national inputs and the requirements of the 10 member nations at the time.
Following a Pilot NIMIC phase that started in 1988, NIMIC became a NATO Project Office in 1991. NIMIC is an Information Analysis Center (IAC) dedicated to Insensitive Munitions, and over the years has effectively supported the development and implementation of IM technologies.