Energetic materials


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Energetic materials

Energetic materials such as explosives, steel, peroxides and deposits may accumulate heat under certain storage conditions. Heat accumulation is accompanied by increase in sample temperature ultimately leading to run-away reaction possibly causing fire or explosions.


Energetic materials exhibiting heat production during storage pose a big risk for self-heating under non suitable storage conditions. Storage conditions such as temperature, humidity, volume of container, heat loss properties are critical parameters to consider to evaluate the risk for self-heating and the risk for self-heating possibly resulting in self-ignition, fire and explosions.


The use of analytical techniques to monitor the rate of heat production combined with advanced simulation models considering the storage condtions and thermal properties of all materials is very helpful to simulate temperature and conversion profiles in a bulk storage.



  • Monitoring the rate of heat production
  • Development of simulation model
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Design of reliable storage conditions

Energetic materials


  • Runaway reactions
  • Kinetics
  • Storage
  • Self-degradation
  • Effect of oxygen/humidity
  • Accelerated ageing
  • STANAG 4582


Polymer technology

  • Polymer materials
  • Polymer processing
  • Characterisation
  • Curing of thermoset


Epoxy technology

  • Curing progress
  • Conversion, vitrification
  • Curing kinetics
  • Resin and curing systems


Analysis & Characterisation

  • DSC, TGA
  • DMA
  • Tensile testing
  • Creep testing
  • Diffusion properties

Stability and lifetime

  • Accelerated ageing
  • Climate chamber
  • Life time prediction
  • Reaction kinetics
  • Life time extension


Simulation & Modeling

  • Heat transfer
  • Structural mechanics
  • Flow properties
  • Diffusions properties
  • Electric properties


Flow properties

  • Viscosity
  • Viscosity function
  • Pseudo-plastic
  • Thixotropy
  • Flow behaviour


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