17th International Detonation Symposium

August 4 – 9, 2024
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri

The website for the 17th IDS and the Call for Abstracts are now available.

We hope to see you at the 17th International Detonation Symposium!

Welcome to IDS

The International Detonation Symposium started in 1951, and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years it has been sponsored by both DOD and DOE labs, and has grown to over 450 participants and with more than 250 papers presenting experiments and models of detonation phenomena, shock, properties of explosives, equations of state, etc. The object of the symposia is to bring together scientists actively engaged in research on detonation and associated phenomena from all over the world.

The papers presented are peer-reviewed (refereed), and published as proceedings. The Proceedings Volumes from every symposium are available for purchase. Now, each symposium is organized by an Organizing Committee consisting of representatives from the sponsoring labs, with a Local Chair from the hosting institution, and a Continuing Chair from the Navy.

Past Proceedings

First & Second
(1951 & 1955)
Third (1960)
Fourth (1965)
Fifth (1970)
Sixth (1976)
Seventh (1981)
Eighth (1985)

Ninth (1989)
Tenth (1993)
Eleventh (1998)
Twelfth (2002)

Thirteenth (2006)
Fourteenth (2010)
Fifteenth (2014)
Sixteenth (2018)

Sixteenth (2018) –includes 1,800+ page hardbound book and CD-Rom

Manuscripts and related discussions that take place at the Symposia are published in proceedings. Proceedings of past Detonation Symposia are available for sale on a pre-paid basis. Prices for the various Proceedings are listed below. We prefer to ship by FedEx but the prices below do not include Shipping costs. You can arrange your own shipping or contact us for an estimate.

Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express), check (from a US Bank) or money order. All payments must be in US Dollars. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “JHU WSE Energetics Research Group.” For more information and/or to make a purchase contact:


JHU WSE Energetics Research Group
10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Ste 202
Columbia, MD 21044

P (410) 992-7300 ext. 224
E info@intdetsymp.org

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