The 15th International Detonation Symposium was held at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco from July 13th through 18th, 2014. Registration for the conference is NOW CLOSED.

Important Dates

First Call for Abstracts: July 2, 2013 (closed)
Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013 (closed)
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2014 (closed)
Manuscript Deadline: Extended to July 4, 2014 (closed)
Hotel Booking Deadline: June 22, 2014 (closed)

Early Registration period has ended - Late Registration Fee: $950 (closed)

Topical Areas

Detonation and Sub-Detonative Phenomena
o Unreacted & reacted equations of state of explosives
o Detonation reaction mechanisms and kinetics
o Detonation transients, stability, and failure
o Shock to detonation transition
o Deflagration to detonation transition
o Safety-related properties and responses
o Sub-detonative responses

o Initiation and detonation modeling
o Hazards response modeling
o Sub-detonative response modeling

Molecular and Meso-Scale Effects
o Chemical structure-detonation performance relationships
o Chemistry at high temperature and pressure
o Micro-structural effects

New / Non-Traditional Materials
o Nano/reactive materials
o Composite and non-ideal explosives

Advanced and novel experimental techniques

Thermal and Mechanical Properties
o Static and dynamic mechanical properties
o Thermal and mechanical damage effects