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
Dr Ernest L. BAkerDr Pierre-François PéronVincent Pouliquen
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.
This report documents MSIAC’s generation of a consolidated guide to energetic material parameters needed for typical IM modeling and simulation efforts. An explanation of tests and experiments to determine the parameters will also be included.
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
Dr Ernest L. BakerDr Michael W. SharpEmmanuel SchultzMartin Pope