The NATO Insensitive Munitions Information Center (NIMIC) held a three-day workshop on Cookoff at NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium on 23-25 June 1993. Fifty specialists, including the NIMIC staff and delegates from the NIMIC participating nations (CA, FR, NL, UK and US), attended the meeting.
Jason deW FitzGerald-Smith (Warhead Design) Patrick Kernen (Explosive Effects) Benjamin B. Stokes III (Propulsion Design)
Designers, programme managers and users of weapon systems need to be constantly aware of the hazards which may result from munitions exposed to stimuli that may occur during their service life as the result of accidental or aggressive threats. These threats include:
This NIMIC document contains duplications of (and excerpts from) recent CPIA papers that have direct relevance to cookoff, particularly to modeling and threat hazard assessment. Although these papers are all approved for public release, copies are difficult to obtain.
Cet atelier est le premier d'une série qu'organise le Centre OTAN d'information sur les munitions risque atténué (NIMIC) en vue de promouvoir les échanges d'informations entre ses pays membres sur divers sujets techniques relatifs aux spécifications, aux essais et àl'év