Publications (Technical Reports)

  • L-228 History of Natural Fragmentation Models

    01 October 2018

    When dealing with the performance of munitions and warheads, the most important parameters to characterize are the mass distribution of fragments and their velocity.
  • O-178 Review of Munitions Safety Processes within MSIAC Nations

    28 September 2018

    This Study was agreed by the MSIAC Steering Committee (SC) to support their need to have access to an independent, comparative review of approaches to Ageing and Life Assessment of Munitions across a representative number of (MSIAC) nations.  The expected benefits of the study included:&nb
  • L225 – IEMRM Detailed Programme and abstracts incl Annex E

    18 September 2018

    MSIAC is organizing a workshop titled “Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management” (IEMRM). This workshop seeks to exploit an improved understanding of munitions vulnerability and consequences to deliver improvements in explosives and munitions risk management.

  • L200 - Benefits of IM for Storage and Operations

    18 September 2018

    A number of deadly ammunition accidents in the sixties and seventies of the last century have triggered the development and use of Insensitive Munitions (IM). Although good progress has been made IM has unfortunately not yet been widely fielded around the world. 

  • O-192 Mitigation Technologies for Propulsion Applications

    19 July 2018

    During the last decades, strong efforts have been made by the IM community to decrease the reaction level of munitions when submitted to standardized tests considered representative of operational threats such as fast and slow heating, bullet and fragment impacts, sympathetic reaction and shaped

  • O-191 Reaction Mechanisms for Rocket Motors

    19 July 2018

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

  • L-199 Compendium of Mitigation Technologies for Rocket Motors

    17 July 2018

    One of the challenges related to munitions safety is to make munitions insensitive to external stimuli (heating, operational threats, etc.) To reduce the violence of response of munitions to Insensitive Munitions threats, several mitigation technologies are used.

  • O-190 Qualification and Energetic Materials Challenges

    17 July 2018

    As part of energetic material qualification, this paper will review recent discussions with respect to the required parameters for modeling energetic materials, the methodology required in acquiring these parameters, the current processes that demand experimentation, and what is still needed to b