Energetic Materials Hazard Initiation: DoD Assessment Team Final Report
Final rept. Nov 1985-May 1987
ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC
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The Army, Navy, and Air Force Energetic Materials Hazard Initiation Assessment Team EMHIAT was established in late 1985 to identify basic and applied research needs to mitigate hazards, particularly for solid rocket propellants, represented by unplanned initiation in manufacturing or handling fielded systems and during processing of energetic materials. The team has surveyed the solid rocket industry, the DoE contractor laboratories, and DoD efforts related to explosives, gun, and rocket propellants. Findings of the survey and a Long-range Plan for Hazards are summarized in the present report. In July 1986 the DoD Joint Requirements Oversight Council issued criteria for Insensitive Munitions, all of which contain energetic materials. EMHIAT strongly recommends the Plan documented here as essential to meeting these criteria in a cost effective and timely fashion.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Rocket Propellants