ICDERS Meeting


International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems

The Colloquium is held every two years (odd numbered) for specialists in explosions and reactive systems. The Colloquia are organized by local volunteer groups and the activity is financially supported by the participants and contributions from sponsors. The Colloquia are scientific meetings with contributions selected for acceptance by a program committee on the basis of peer reviews.

The typical topics discussed at the Colloquium are:

  • Detonation front structure in gases and multi-phase systems
  • Initiation, propagation and failure of detonations
  • High-speed flames - confined and unconfined
  • Turbulence in compressible reacting flows
  • Transition from deflagration to detonation
  • Diagnostics for high speed flows
  • Astrophysical explosions - flames and detonations in supernova
  • Propulsion and material processing applications of detonations and high-speed flames
  • Dynamics of ignition in gases
  • Flame instabilities and quenching
  • Ignition and flame spread over liquid layers
  • Flame propagation in internal combustion engines
  • Combustion in fireballs and fuel clouds
  • Generation and coupling of shock waves with rapid combustion
  • Modeling the coupling of detailed chemical reaction kinetics with transient fluid dynamics
  • Scientific analysis of accidental explosions and mitigation strategies

Previous Meetings

  1. Brussels (1967)
  2. Novosibirsk (1969)
  3. Marseilles (1971)
  4. San Diego (1973)
  5. Bourges (1975)
  6. Stockholm (1977)
  7. Göttingen (1979)
  8. Minsk (1981)
  9. Poitiers (1983)
  10. Berkeley (1985)
  11. Warsaw (1987)
  12. Ann Arbor (1989)
  13. Nagoya (1991)
  14. Coimbra (1993)
  1. Boulder (1995)
  2. Cracow (1997)
  3. Heidelberg (1999)
  4. Seattle (2001)
  5. Hakone (2003)
  6. Montréal (2005)
  7. Poitiers (2007)
  8. Belarus (2009)
  9. Irvine (2011)
  10. Taipei (2013)
  11. Leeds (2015)
  12. Boston (2017)
  13. Beijing (2019)