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John Paul (Jack) Riegel III, the Founding President of the International Ballistics Society

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2020 International Conference on Defence Technology (ICDT)

The 2020 International Conference on Defence Technology (2020 ICDT) will be held during 20-24 April, 2020, at the International Youth Convention Hotel in Nanjing, China. The 2020 ICDT follows on from the very successful 2018 ICDT. Over 600 delegates, representing over 20 countries, attended the 2018 ICDT. Countries represented included France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, UK, USA and China. There were many extremely interesting and informative presentations covering basic research in the fields of impact physics, rail guns, energetic materials, properties of materials, novel manufacturing processes and photoelectronic information systems. The 2020 ICDT brings together many different and extremely interesting and informative presentations covering basic research in the fields of defence science and technology. Please see the link below for further information.

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Convective Burning and Low-Velocity Detonation in Porous Media

This is a new book published by DesTech and endorsed by the IBS. It is authored by Boris Ermolaev and Alexey Sulimov, Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, and edited by Anna Crowley This book presents original research into the behavior, ignition mechanisms, and wave structure of convective burning and low-velocity detonations (LVDs). Such processes occupy an intermediate position between modes of normal combustion and normal detonation, and their properties directly affect the dynamics of explosions, including unplanned explosions caused by accidental ignition. The book illustrates techniques to stabilize convective burning and LVDs and control their properties, thus enabling energetic materials specialists and ballistics experts to manage potentially dangerous hazards of transition to normal detonation. In addition, the book provides a scientific foundation for the technical application of these processes in pulse-nozzle and missile devices and in jet injectors. It also offers new studies on compacted modified propellants, which, due to their burning mechanisms, can significantly enhance the performance of barrel systems. IBS members can purchase it at a special price. Contact the Membership Chair at for further details. The book can be bought at the link below.

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31st International Symposium on Ballistics.

The 31st ISB will be held in Hyderabad, India, 3-8 November 2019.

Key dates: 31 March 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts
15 April 2019: Abstract authors start being notified, invitation letters for visas start being mailed
30 May 2019: Defence Technology papers published online
15 July 2019: Last day for submission of papers for proceedings
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31st ISB Journal Papers

The Board of Directors has selected the journal to contain the papers to be submitted by authors wishing to have their papers peer reviewed and published at the 31st ISB.

The journal is DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY, an established journal that is published in English by Elsevier.

FULL PAPER submission will open on 1 January 2018 and will close on 28 February 2019.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the Journal's guidelines, and submitted on the EVISE system.
Please choose “SI: 2019 International Symp. Ballistics” as the article type when you submit your paper.


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