Publications (Technical Reports)

  • L-254 Analytical Response Models (ARM) Application Specification

    October 2019

    ARM is to be a "toolbox" of empirical and analytical models dedicated to ammunition safety. The intent is to provide a toolbox that includes a variety of initiation models and an optimization framework in order to parameterize models.
    E.L. Baker (MSIAC)S. Raimbault (Webstack)O. Jousselin (Solago)
  • O-213 Magazine Loading Density Detonation Estimation

    October 2019

    An analysis has been conducted to develop a method to estimate critical loading density conditions that, after the deflagration ignition of the munitions in a magazine, will lead to transition to detonation of these munitions.
    Ernest L. BakerMartijn M. van der Voort
  • O-210 Non-Hero Microwave Hazards To Munitions

    October 2019

    Accidental initiation of munitions via the heating of bridgewires by radiofrequency (RF) radiation (i.e. HERO) is well understood; far less work has been undertaken to determine how bulk energetic materials (cased or uncased) directly respond to exposure to RF radiation.
    Matthew Ferran (MSIAC)
  • O-214 MSIAC Workshop 2020 Defects - Causes, Classification and Criticality

    October 2019

    Defects in energetic materials or in other materials used in munitions systems are often a cause for concern. This includes voids, cracks, and foreign materials, as well as chemical, physical and or mechanical properties that are outside design tolerance specifications.
    Matt FERRAN (MSIAC)Dr. Matt ANDREWS (MSIAC)Dr. Kevin JAANSALU (MSIAC)Dr. Michael SHARP (MSIAC)
  • O-211 Probabilistic Modeling of Initiation due to Fragment Impact

    October 2019

    A probabilistic analytic model of initiation for the STANAG 4496 Insensitive Munitions (IM) Fragment Impact (FI) test was developed. The deterministic Jacobs-Roslund (JR) detonation initiation model was augmented to include impact point offset and fragment tilt against a curved munition case.
    Ernest L. BakerChristiaan LeibbrandtMartijn van der Voort
  • O-215 A Better Use of IM-HC Test Results

    September 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)
  • O-209 Large Caliber Projectile Fill Adherence

    August 2019

    There is currently no agreed standard methodology for assessing the suitability of explosives for gun launch or for the determination of acceptance criteria for explosive fill defects.
    Ernest L. Baker

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