IMEMTS Munich, Germany 2010

11 – 14th October 2010 Theme of the symposium: International Progress in Insensitive Munitions and Energetic materials. Co-organisation: IMEMG / MSIAC / NDIA. Presentation IM technology is being deployed into more weapon systems internationally. As military operations become more multinational, the importance of common international IM standards and the understanding of technical solutions is critical. The 2010 IM and EM Technology Symposium, a major international gathering for the exchange of information on new techniques, technologies […]

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Modelling

Simulation and Low Velocity Impact Testing on Confined Explosives Mr. Gert Scholtes, TNO, Netherlands Expedited Transition of Propulsion Modeling and Simulation Capability – Enabled by a Knowledge Structure Mr. Daniel Jones, Strategic Insight, USA Insensitive Munitions Modeling Improvement Efforts Dr. Ernest Baker, US Army, ARDEC, USA Modeling and Simulation – an Enabler for IM Development and Assessments Mr. Thomas Swierk, US Navy, NSWC, USA Modelling of intumescent coatings growth: simulations from lab-scale to the large […]

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Explosive Formulations

Development and Manufacture of an Insensitive Composition B – Replacement Explosive IMX-104 for Mortar Applications Mr. Virgil Fung, BAE Systems, USA Additional Properties Studies of DNAN Based Melt-pour Explosive Formulations Mr. Pierre Pelletier, GD-OTS, Canada GUNTONAL – an Insensitive Melt Cast for Underwater Warheads Dr. Per Sjöberg, Eurenco, Sweden A Step further for the XF® Explosive Family dedicated to Insensitive Munitions (IM) Mr. Régis Aumasson, NEXTER, France IM Melt cast Compositions based on NTO Dr. […]

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IM Systems

IMX-104 Qualification for DoD Qualification Mrs. Wendy Balas Hummers, US Army, ARDEC, USA Achieving STANAG 4439 IM Shaped Charge Requirements on 155mm Shells: An Update Mr. Bruno Nouguez, Eurenco, France New French Insensitive 500 lb Bombs Mr. Laurent Delrieu, DGA, France Bangalore Torpedo Replacement Mr. Colin Young, Chemring, UK

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Standardization

Changes to United Nations Test Series 7 for Hazard Division 1.6 Explosive Articles Dr. Michael Sharp, MSIAC, NATO STANAG 4178 Ed. 2 – A New, Internationally Accepted Standard For Testing of Nitrocellulose Dr. Beat Vogelsanger, Nitrochemie, Switzerland Are there Different Test Methods for IM based on STANAG 4439? Mr. Yves Guengant, IMEMG, Europe Rationalization of IM Test Requirements: The 6°F SCO Test Dr. Kerry Clark, US Navy, NSWC, USA

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Testing

RIGHTTRAC Technology Demonstration Program: Preliminary IM Tests Mr. Patrick Brousseau, DRDC Valcartier, Canada Characterization of Aging, Screening Hazards and IM Testing of Solid Rocket Propellants and Warhead Explosives Dr. Jamie Neidert, US Army, AMRDEC, USA Slow Cook-off Testing of a Thermally Activated Venting System Mr. Michael Fisher, Cornerstone Research, USA Measuring the Blast Output of Aluminised Explosive Charges in a Semi-confined Environment Dr. Frederik Mostert, CSIR, South Africa Shaped Charge Initiation Test Configuration for IM […]

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Processing

Development of a Production Scale Process for the Manufacture of New IM Pressable PAX-46 Explosive Mr. Mike Ervin, BAE Systems, USA Processing of Energetic Composite Particles by Fluidized Bed Technology Mr. Thomas Heintz, ICT, Germany Nondestructive Inspection of Energetic Materials during Manufacture Dr. Wesley Cobb, Applied Sonics, USA Processing and Characteristics of Foamed Propellants Dr. Jutta Böhnlein-Mauß, ICT, Germany

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IM in the Field

IM in the Field – Experience of Reduced Sensitivity Mortar Cartridges to Actual Combat Threat Stimuli Mr. Jeffrey Smith,US Army, ARDEC

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IM Technology and Issues

IMX-104 HE Loading of 81MM and 120MM Projectiles Mr. Charlie Patel, US Army, ARDEC, USA XP® : A Cost effective Approach for Medium Calibre Insensitive Munitions (IM) Mr. Christophe Coulouarn, NEXTER, France How to get Insensitive Munitions Benefits according to Hazard Classification Mr. Yves Guengant, IMEMG, Europe Quick Response Application of IM System Solutions: An Example of Applying Lessons Learned to a Successful Quick Low Cost IM Improvement Mr. Manfred Becker, US Navy, NAVAIR, USA […]

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Technology Resources

MSIAC IM Databases – An Efficient Toolbox to Assess IM Signature Dr. Pierre-François Péron, MSIAC, NATO A History of Sustainable Energetics Mr. William Ruppert, Hughes Associates, USA,presented by Mr. Noah Lieb, Hughes Assoc., USA Using TEMPER’s Genetic Algorithm and MSIAC Databases to fit SDT Model Parameters Mr. Emmanuel Lapébie, CEA, France Improving Knowledge of Tactical Rocket Motor Response under Insensitive Munition Threats Mr. Raymond Coleno, Roxel, France

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