The Workshop on Pyrotechnic Combustion Mechanisms (WPC) has been founded in 2004. This occurred in an effort to provide a forum for scientists, engineers and technicians working in the field to facilitate an intensified exchange of ideas on the combustion mechanisms of pyrotechnic and other energetic materials. Since then the workshop is held intermittently adjacent to topically related conferences or seminars.
The workshop typically commences around 8 am with a get-together breakfast in the conference room, offering the opportunity to register and to meet with the presenters and other participants. Starting at 9 am the workshop features presentations of about an hour duration and sufficient time to facilitate discussion between the presenters and audience. Coffee breaks and a lunch break are held in the same room to avoid spread-out and unnecessary interruption of streams of thoughts. The workshop closes with a wrap-up session and dissemination of the presentations to the participants on a flash drive.
To get an idea about the concept access the free-of-charge proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Pyrotechnic Combustion Mechanisms down below on this page.
- Dr. Laurent Catoire, ENSTA Paris, France
Detailed Chemical Kinetic Models for Nanothermites Combustion
- Habil. Marc Comet, ISL Saint-Louis, France
Nanothermites: From Deflagration to Detonation (NSTEX);
From Loose Powder to Object (NT-Foams)
- Zac Doorenbos, Innovative Materials & Processes, USA
Bottom-Up Fabrication of Pyrophoric Substrates and Structures
Utilizing Iron Nanoparticles
- Dr. Alexander Gromov, TU Nürnberg, Germany &, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
New Avenues by Thermites Combustion: X-rays and Nuclear Processes
- Ernst-Christian Koch, Lutradyn, Germany
Sustainable Flare Compositions (VIS & IR) Based on Modified Thermites
- Bill Proud, Imperial College London, UK
Shock and Ignition Properties of Thermites
- Carsten Weinhold, SCHOTT North America, USA
- Volker Weiser, FRAUNHOFER ICT, Germany
Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of Performance and Reactivity of
Thermite Systems - A Systematic Comparison