Shaped charge aggression is recognized as one of the most difficult IM tests to pass. The difficulties are in particular linked to the high velocity of the jet that generates intense shocks in munition energetic materials.
This document describes the results of an international review of the STANAG 4241 related to the bullet impact test. The purpose of this test is to assess the reaction of a munition attacked by a bullet.
Large quantities of data, associated with energetic materials, are published in the open literature from conference proceedings (ICT, Gordon Research, KISHEM, IMEMTS), workshops (Nitrocellulose, New High Explosives) and journal articles (PEP, J. Energetic Materials).
Studies on health monitoring of munitions show it’s possible to register data of interest like temperature, relative humidity, vibration, shock, atmospheric pressure ..., during a long period of time, and by using different technologies (data logger, RFID, MEMS ...).
This chapter provides the proceedings for the working group on munitions in operations for both session II (Munitions in Operational Environment), and Session III (Mitigation in Operational Environment - Future Improvements).
Much discussion and debate on the benefits of storing munitions with reduced hazard classifications have been heard over the last couple of years. This is often connected with attempts to quantify the benefits of implementing an Insensitive Munitions policy. Recent questions at MSIAC