Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, MD
15-20 July 2018



The 16th International Detonation Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, MD from 15-20 July 2018. Registration for the conference will open in late April 2018.

The hotel will begin accepting reservations at the 16th IDS discounted rate ($144 per night, single or double occupancy, plus 13% tax and $25 per day facility fee) in late April.

Look for an email announcement when Registration is open and the hotel has begun to accept reservations.

Schedule of Events

mid-August 2017
1st Call for Extended Abstracts
18 September 2017
2nd Call for Extended Abstracts
13 October 2017
Abstracts Due (Extended)
1 February 2018
Acceptance/Rejection Notifications Sent
22 June 2018
Hotel Reservation Due
2 July 2018
Manuscript Deadline

Topical Areas

  Studies directly related to specific weapons systems are not appropriate for this symposium.

 Detonation and Sub-Detonative Phenomena
  • Unreacted & reacted equations of state of explosives
  • Detonation reaction mechanisms and kinetics
  • Detonation transients, stability, and failure
  • Shock to detonation transition
  • Deflagration to detonation transition
  • Safety-related properties and responses
  • Sub-detonative responses
  • Initiation and detonation modeling
  • Hazards response modeling
  • Sub-detonative response modeling
 Molecular and Meso-Scale Effects
  • Chemical structure-detonation performance relationships
  • Chemistry at high temperature and pressure
  • Micro-structural effects
 New / Non-Traditional Materials
  • Nano/reactive materials
  • Composite and non-ideal explosives
Thermal and Mechanical Properties
  • Static and dynamic mechanical properties
  • Thermal and mechanical damage effects
 Advanced and novel experimental techniques

Contact Us:

Questions? Email info@intdetsymp.org

or call 410-992-7302, ext. 215 (Shelley Cohen)