10th International Heat Flow Calorimetry Symposium on Energetic Materials HFCS-EM

Date: Sept 25-28, 2017 // Place: Crane, IN USA // Host: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane)

Draft Agenda

Click here for the draft agenda.

Registration Information

All attendees must register by 1 August 2017 and submit to sara.pliskin@navy.mil. Attendee registration can be found here. If you are a vendor, please register and fill out the Vendor Registration Form.

For security reasons, buses will be provided to transport all foreign (non-US DOD) attendees from the Hyatt Place in Bloomington, IN to the HFCS-EM meeting venue. We encourage all US DOD attendees to use the buses as well.

Attendance Type  Includes    Price (USD) 
Non US DoD Attendee  

All continental breakfasts, lunches, and breaks for 3 days

Wednesday night social/dinner

Thursday afternoon tour

US DoD Attendee   

Lunches and breaks for 3 days

Thursday afternoon tour 

Wednesday Night Social/Dinner     $30 

All payments must be made in CASH (will be collected at Monday night reception at Hotel).

For registration questions, please contact:  Dr. Sara K. Pliskin // sara.pliskin@navy.mil // 812-854-3190

Vendor Information

Vendor Display Materials are strongly encouraged to be shipped via commercial parcel service such as United Parcel Service. Please send all vendor display materials that you wish to be part of your booth space during the breaks to the following:

NSWC Crane

Attn: Charles Waldo

Heat Flow Calorimetry Symposium

300 HWY 361 BLDG 1909

Crane, IN 47522

Hotel Information

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Place in Bloomington, IN at the federal per diem rate. Visit the following link to make your reservation:  https://bloomington.place.hyatt.com/bmgzbgihcs2017.html

Hotel reservations must be made by 1 September 2017.

For more information on things to do in Bloomington, IN, visit the Visit Bloomington Indiana website at:  http://www.visitbloomington.com/ 

Important Dates

Abstract Due Date: 1 July 2017

Manuscript Due Date: 30 August 2017

Presentation Due Date: 1 September 2017

Registration Due Date: 1 August 2017

Topics at the HFCS-EM:

Performance evaluation of energetic materials regarding chemical compatibility, stability, ageing and in-service time periods

Decomposition kinetics of energetic materials – mechanisms, kinetic descriptions

Modelling and simulation of thermal effects and hazards

Use of heat flow / thermal behavior of energetic materials / chemicals in designing and manufacturing

Safety assessment of energetic or decomposing chemicals using heat flow techniques

Testing – measurements and assessment procedures

Instrumental improvements and innovations

Regulations and standards

Other thermal methods (DSC, ARC)


Steering Committee Members:

Dr. Manfred A. Bohn, Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal-Berghausen, Germany

Dr. Beat Vogelsanger, Nitrochemie, Switzerland

Mr. Wim de Klerk, TNO Defence, Security and Safety, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Ms. Helge Schimansky, Rheinmetall, South Africa

Dr. Sara K. Pliskin, NSWC Crane, USA

Ms. Terhi Merilainen, FDRA, Finland

Mr. Alan Macdonald, AWE, England

Quick Links

Submitting an abstract, manuscript, and/or presentation?

Please see the Author Guidance, HFCS Template, and General Requirements for Visual Presentations. Send your submissions to cran_pao@navy.mil and sara.pliskin@navy.mil.