TNT equivalency is used as a basis for several important government regulation issues that include limits imposed upon the size and location of explosive storage facilities, siting and construction of explosive manufacturing and test facilities, and the packaging and transportation of explosives.
Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology) Eric Deschambault (Munitions Safety, Transport & Storage)Dr Pierre-François Péron (Warhead Technology)
The objective of this document is to provide background and detailed information about sympathetic reaction phenomenology, relevant analytical models, parameters and key issues required to predict the (sympathetic) reaction of a warhead subjected to the detonation of a neighbor donor one.
Since its founding over 15 years ago, the NATO Insensitive Munitions Information Center (NIMIC) has been dedicated to the acquisition, compilation and analysis of information pertaining to insensitive munitions (IM).
Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
One of the stimuli specified in NATO STANAG 4439 on Insensitive Munitions (IM) requirements, and in the national IM policies of France, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States is small arms attack or bullet impact.
TEMPER is a "toolbox" of empirical and analytical models dedicated to ammunition safety. Experts can use it in order to aid in the prediction of the response of a munition to a mechanical or a thermal threat. TEMPER main features are:
Emmanuel Lapébie, DGA/DET/CEG, France Leslie Nyogeri, MOD, UK Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology)