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Predicting Weapon Effects for Defense and Homeland Security

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Authors: John Hendershot and Robert Kaczmarek

How well will weapons work? The answer to this question is not simple, but is necessary to develop effective weapons and survivable systems. The fundamental knowledge required to answer this question comes from energetics experts—researchers and developers of warheads, explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics. Ideally, real-world tests are used to determine weapons effects, but they are not always possible, particularly due to cost.

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