Publications (Technical Reports)

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

    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
  • L-232 IEMRM - Focus Area 1B: Applicability of HD assignment to storage

    July 2019

    This document summarizes output from the Applicability of Hazard Division Assignment to Storage Focus Area breakout session of the MSIAC Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management workshop held in Granada, 10th to 14th September 2018.

    Dr Matthew Andrews (MSIAC)Martin Pope (MSIAC)John Tatom (APT Research)Patrick Lamy (DGA)