French and German test methods to characterize low sensitive gun propellants Conference Paper uri icon


  • An insensitive munition (IM) is one that will not detonate under any conditions other than its intended mission to destroy a target. This is the common definition of insensitive ammunition. One part of such ammunition is the energetic propellant charge. Since it is possible to initiate the detonation of each energetic mass, the test methods for the characterization of "low" sensitive gun propellants are presented in this paper.

published proceedings

  • Advancements in Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion

author list (cited authors)

  • Baschung, B., Grune, D., Pauly, G., Reynaud, C., & Schaefer, S.

complete list of authors

  • Baschung, B||Grune, D||Pauly, G||Reynaud, C||Schaefer, S

publication date

  • December 2005