L-099 Review of Ignition Mechanisms and Small-Scale Tests related to Cookoff

December 2003
Frédéric Peugeot (Detonics and Ballistics) Michael Fisher (Propulsion Technology) Dr Michael W. Sharp (Engergetic Materials)

This report discusses an issue that is currently of interest to the IM community: cook-off.

A review of current knowledge in cook-off phenomena is proposed. Some key factors influencing pre-ignition, ignition and pot-ignition phenomena, such as confinement, heating rate and damage, have been screened.

This report reviews also the small-scale experimental capabilities being used to study them. A compendium of tests results and data related to 12 small-scale tests and a bibliography sorted by nations and organisations is proposed.

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