15th International Detonation Symposium
College Park, MD, July 21, 2014
The International Detonation Symposium is held every four years, with the first symposium being held in 1951. This year's symposium (15th International Detonation Symposium) was held at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco from July 13-July 18. The participants were welcomed by Dr. Joel Carney, Chair of the Symposium, and an overview of past activities was presented by Dr. Jon Maienschein. Over 300 participants from 16 countries attended this year's symposium. Countries represented were the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Korea, Singapore, Finland, Germany, and Norway.
There were a total of 30 technical sessions. Topics included advanced and novel experimental techniques; detonation and sub-detonative phenomena; modeling; molecular/ mesoscale effects; new/non-traditional materials; and thermal/mechanical properties. Poster sessions were organized on the topics of advanced and novel experimental techniques; detonation and sub detonative phenomena; modeling; molecular/mesoscale effects; new/non-traditional materials; and thermal/mechanical properties.