Publications - Propulsion Technology

  • L-257 Life Cycle Cost Method And Examples For Munition Health Monitoring

    03 April 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

    21 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)
  • O-215 A Better Use of IM-HC Test Results

    08 October 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

    16 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

    31 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
  • O-207 Reaction Mechanisms for Rocket Motors under Mechanical Insults

    31 July 2019

    Rocket motors are designed to propel payloads to their final destination by ejecting hot gases through a nozzle. The gases are produced by combustion of fuel and oxidizers, which can be separated (hybrid combustion) or mixed with each other (gun propellant, propellant grain).

    Christelle ColletDr Michael Sharp