Subjects of interest for this Seminar include pyrotechnics, propellants and explosives, and devices
that utilize these materials, processes used to make them, and the physical and chemical principles
and processes involved in their design, characterization, reaction, testing, operation, and aging.
- All aspects of Pyrotechnics
- Fuel/oxidizer formulations
- Insensitive energetic materials
- Sensitivity and safety
- Solid rocket propellants
- Environmental considerations
- Nano-particles in energetic materials
- Testing methods and devices
- Manufacturing processes; twin-screw extruders, coacervation, co-precipitation, etc.
- Computational methods applied to energetics
- Detonation Science
- Improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
- Initiators and initiation
- Regulations and standards applicable to energetics; STANAGs, etc.
- Synthesis of explosive, propellant, and pyrotechnic ingredients
- Formulation of explosive, propellant, and pyrotechnic compositions
- Unusual applications of energetic materials
- Conventional/non-conventional explosives
- Commercial fireworks (R&D, processing, safety, materials, etc.)
- Commercial explosives and pyrotechnics for blasting, excavation, drilling, and mining
Abstracts for Papers and Posters
Abstracts for Papers and Posters may be submitted for inclusion in the Seminar at any time up to January 18, 2020 and should be no more than 500 words in length. You may indicate your preference for presentation in either the oral or poster sessions. Full manuscripts from both oral and poster types of presentations will be included in the proceedings. However, poster presentations only require a one to three-page summary of the work being presented.
Guidelines on how to prepare the abstracts, manuscripts for publication, and presentations will be published on the http://www.ipsusa-seminars.org website and will also be sent to the authors/presenters. Selection of the papers to be given at the Seminar will be made in February 2020, and a list of papers for oral and poster presentation will be posted on the website before the Seminar. The
Proceedings of the Seminar will be published as a CD or USB thumb-drive. CDs or thumb-drives will be distributed at the beginning of the Seminar.
Some of the special events being planned include an informal reception Sunday evening with ample food, a casual get-together Mixer/Picnic on Monday night with Karaoke, and a special outing and dinner on Wednesday evening.
Registration and abstracts will all be handled through the Seminar Coordinator:
- Linda Crouse – IPSUSA 2020 Seminar Coordinator
- P.O. Box 621633, Littleton, Colorado 80162-1633 USA
- Phone: 303.601.8550 · Fax: 303.904.3965
- E-mail: LcrouseIPSUSASeminars@gmail.com
Questions about details for registration and other arrangements may be directed to her.
Mr. Christopher Csernica of U.S. Army CCDC Armaments Center, firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Zachary Doorenbos of NAWCWD China Lake, email@example.com will chair this Seminar. As more information about the Seminar becomes available, it will be posted on the website at http://www.ipsusa-seminars.org.
If you wish to receive all future emailed announcements, please send your email contact information to Mrs. Linda Crouse at LcrouseIPSUSASeminars@gmail.com.
Copies of Proceedings from previous IPS Seminars held in the US (and some non-US) are available in book and CD form for sale at http://www.ipsusa-seminars.org/publications/.
Let Us Know
We would be pleased to hear of your interest or intention in regard to attendance and presentation of a paper or poster. There is no obligation and no payment is required at this time.
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