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International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion
ESCI SJR: 0.149 SNIP: 0.16 CiteScore™: 0.29

ISSN Imprimer: 2150-766X
ISSN En ligne: 2150-7678

International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion

DOI: 10.1615/IntJEnergeticMaterialsChemProp.v5.i1-6.10
pages x-xii



Significant advances have been made recently in the area of ignition and combustion of energetic materials as well as their commercial applications. These advancements cover experimental, theoretical, and computational areas. Some technological gaps still exist in the combustion of energetic materials. To promote technical communication and to encourage further advancement in this important area, the International Advisory Committee for the Foundation of International Symposium on Special Topics in Chemical Propulsion decided to conduct the Fifth International Symposium (5-ISICP): Combustion of Energetic Materials in June of 2000. The 5-ISICP meeting was held in Stresa, Italy, from June 18−22nd, 2000.
The International Symposium had several major objectives. These were: 1) to promote communication between researchers, designers, and manufacturers regarding state-of-the-art approaches in the field of propellants and combustion; 2) to discuss new and improved safety techniques in the combustion of energetic materials; and 3) to recommend future directions for research in combustion and chemical reaction systems. The Symposium also addressed several pressing global issues: a) the resolution of environmental issues in the combustion of energetic materials; b) the need for economical utilization of finite fuel resources; c) the production of power using existing or newly synthesized energetic materials; and d) the development of adequate techniques for disposal of surplus propellants and explosives for demilitarization purposes.
The Symposium was attended by 130 participants, from 19 countries. In total, 156 technical papers were offered, including 86 oral presentations and 67 poster papers. Of these, 90 were selected for publication in this edited book. All papers were reviewed using the same comprehensive procedures employed by respected journals in this field. Therefore, this volume should be considered an edited book of carefully reviewed and selected technical papers, rather than a collection of Symposium proceedings. In this edited book, the accepted papers are grouped into the following twelve technical areas.

    Area 1: Reaction Kinetics of Energetic Materials (Solid, Liquid, and Gel Propellants)
    Area 2: Recycling of Energetic Materials.
    Area 3: Combustion Performance of Hybrid and Solid Rocket Motors.
    Area 4: Ignition and Combustion of Energetic Materials.
    Area 5: Energetic Material Defects and Rocket Engine Flowfields.
    Area 6: Metal Combustion.
    Area 7: Pyrolysis and Combustion Processes of New Ingredients and Applications
    Area 8: Theoretical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Combustion Processes of Energetic Materials.
    Area 9: Combustion Diagnostic Techniques.
    Area 10: Propellant and Rocket Motor Stability.
    Area 11: Commercial Applications of Energetic Materials (Airbags, Gas Generators, etc.).
    Area 12: Thermal Insulation and Ablation Processes.