Traditionally countermeasure flares have been manufactured from a mixture of Magnesium, Teflon® and Viton® (MTV). Unrivalled in their high temperature output, they have protected aircraft for almost 50 years.
A major safety concerns for energetic materials present in gun launched munitions is the exposure to severe set-back forces which develop as the shell is accelerated. Table I presents a listing of typical projectile accelerations associated with different gun launches [1,2]. Under the
The Excel worksheets on GAp TESts (NEWGATES) version 1.11 contains information related to gap tests. In order to be as user friendly as possible, it was decided to develop the database under Excel. This would enable future users to populate by themselves the database with their own da