Publications - Propulsion Technology

  • L-240 Common Processes Used for Explosives and Propellants

    August 2020

    This report aims to review the traditional processes for the manufacture of explosives and propellants. Depending on the binder percentage, explosives can be pressed, extruded or casted. On the other hand, propellants can only be extruded or casted.
    Aurihona WOLFF (ENSTA Bretagne, MSIAC)Matthew Andrews (MSIAC)Christelle Collet (MSIAC)
  • L-262 TNT Equivalency of Energetic Materials: Review and Best Practices

    July 2020

    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 Collet (TSO Propulsion Technology)Dr Kevin Jaansalu (TSO Materials Technology)Dr Ernest L. Baker (TSO Warhead Technology)Martijn van der Voort (TSO Munition Transport and Storage Safety)
  • L-253 Instrumentation Techniques BLAST

    June 2020

    Blast effects are part of the performance characteristics of explosive materials, usually in comparison with reference explosives like TNT. Especially for sub-detonative events, blast effects are hardly predictable without complex numerical simulations.
    Lucas CAYLAR (ENSTA BRETAGNE, MSIAC)Christelle COLLET (MSIAC)Martijn van der Voort (MSIAC)
  • 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
  • L-257 Life Cycle Cost Method And Examples For Munition Health Monitoring

    March 2020

    Within the NATO context, a cost benefit analysis (CBA) is a valuable support tool for economic analysis for defence programs. A major part of any CBA is a sound life cycle cost analysis of all options.

    Dr Kevin M. Jaansalu & Ms Christelle Collet, MSIACDr Giuseppe Tussiwand, Haptica s.r.l.Ms Rada Feraco, Department of National Defence, Canada Mr Pieter Jansen & Mr Michail Bozoudis, NCIA
  • L-255 Instrumentation Techniques Velocity of Detonation

    February 2020

    Detonation properties are part of the performance requirements for any explosive material. They include the density, the detonation pressure and the velocity of detonation (VoD).

    Lucas Caylar (ENSTA BRETAGNE, MSIAC)Christelle Collet (MSIAC)

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