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

ISSN Печать: 2150-766X
ISSN Онлайн: 2150-7678

International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion

DOI: 10.1615/IntJEnergeticMaterialsChemProp.v4.i1-6.10
pages xi-xiv

Preface

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Great challenges still exist in the area of propellant and combustion research 100 years after the passing of Alfred B. Nobel, who deserves to be called the "father of propellant science." Among Nobel's many breakthroughs and patented inventions, his development of ballistite, the first double-base propellant, has had a profound and lasting impact upon the propellant field. To commemorate Nobel's pioneering and innovative contributions to the development of explosives, pyrotechnics, and propellants, the Fourth International Symposium on Special Topics in Chemical Propulsion: Challenges in Propellants and Combustion 100 Years After Nobel, was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from the 27th through the 31st of May, 1996. The Symposium highlighted the substantial advancements made in propellant and combustion science during the last several decades, and also allowed for the exchange of information about current and future developments and research topics.
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 167 participants from 21 countries. In total, there were 127 technical papers, including 83 oral presentations and 44 poster papers. Of these, 100 (including the historical lecture on Nobel) 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. The recent advances, future directions, and special challenges in each of the eight technical areas covered in this book