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CanmetCERL Publications

In addition to the numerous technical reports we produce every year for clients, the staff of CanmetCERL have a strong record in publishing the results of their work in scientific journals and at conferences. Our research interests cover a wide area. Click on the appropriate year to see a selection of our recent publications.

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CanmetCERL Presentations at Conferences and Symposia

We often present new work at conferences. Click on the year for some recent examples.

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CanmetCERL External Publications 2012

Q. Kwok, B. Acheson, R. Turcotte, A. Janès, G. Marlair, ‘Thermal Hazards Related to the Use of Potassium and Sodium Methoxides in the Biodiesel Industry, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, DOI: 10.1007/s10973-012-2555-4, Online First™,July 17, 2012.

CanmetCERL External Publications 2011

C. Badeen, R. Turcotte, E. Hobenshield, and S. Berretta, ‘Thermal Hazard Assessment of Nitrobenzene/Dinitrobenzene Mixtures’, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 188 (2011) 52.

S. Désilets, P. Brousseau, D. Chamberland, S. Singh, H. Feng, R. Turcotte, K. Armstrong, and J. Anderson, ‘Analyses of the Thermal Decomposition of Urea Nitrate at High Temperature’, Thermochimica Acta, 521 (2011) 59.

S. Désilets, P. Brousseau, D. Chamberland,  S. Singh, H. Feng, R. Turcotte, J. Anderson, ‘Degradation Mechanism and Thermal Stability of Urea Nitrate Below the Melting Point’, Thermochimica Acta, 521 (2011) 176.

CanmetCERL External Publications 2010

R. Turcotte, S. Goldthorp, C.M. Badeen, H. Feng, and S.K. Chan, ‘Influence of Physical Characteristics and Ingredients on the Minimum Burning Pressure of Ammonium Nitrate Emulsions’, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 35 (2010) 233.

CanmetCERL External Publications 2009

S.K. Chan and R. Turcotte, ‘Onset Temperatures in Hot-wire Ignition of AN-Based Emulsions’, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 34 (2009) 41-49 (February 2009).

S. Foo, B. von Rosen and E. Contestabile, ‘Risk Assessment of Buildings against Blast Effects’, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 36, 2009

CanmetCERL External Publications 2008

R.Turcotte, S. Goldthorp, C. Badeen, and S.K. Chan, ‘Hot-wire Ignition of AN-based Emulsions’, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 33 (2008) 472.

CanmetCERL External Publications 2007

A. Ghani Razaqpur, Ahmed Tolba and Ettore Contestabile, Blast loading response of reinforced concrete panels reinforced with externally bonded GFRP laminates, Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 38, Issues 5-6, July-September 2007

Guilbeault, R. and E. Contestabile, Evaluation of Multi-Shot Fireworks Articles Using Mortar recoil Measurements, Journal of Pyrotechnics, Issue 25, 2007

Turcotte, R., Goldthorp, S., Badeen, C.M., and Chan, S.K, Hot-wire Ignition of AN-based Emulsions’, Accepted for publication in Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, December 5, 2007.

Petel, O.E., Mack, D., Higgins, A.J., Turcotte, R., and Chan, S.K., Minimum Propagation Diameter and Thickness of High Explosives’, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 20 (2007) 578.

Kwok, Q.S.M., Badeen, C., Armstrong, K., Turcotte, R., Jones, D.E.G. and Gertsman, V.Y., Hazard Characterization of Uncoated and Coated Aluminium Nanopowder Compositions’, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 23 (2007) 659.

Judge, M.D., Badeen, C.M., and Jones, D.E.G., An Advanced GAP/AN/TAGN Propellant. Part II: Stability and Storage Life’, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 32 (2007) 227.

CanmetCERL External Publications 2006

D.E.G. Jones, K. Armstrong, T. Parekunnel, and Q.S.M Kwok, “The Thermal Behaviour of BTAw, a High Nitrogen Fuel,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 86, 2006, p. 641.

S. Ringuette, R. Stowe, C. Dubois, G. Charlet, Q. Kwok, and D.E.G. Jones, “Deuterium Effect on Thermal Decomposition of Deuterated Gap: 1. Slow Thermal Analysis with a TGA-DTA-FTIR-MS,” Journal of Energetic Materials, Vol. 24, 2006, p. 307.

Q. Kwok and R. J. Seyler, “Volatility Rate by Thermogravimetry - An ASTM interlaboratory study for ASTM international E2008,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 83, Number 1, 2006, p. 117.

CanmetCERL External Publications 2005

C.M. Badeen, Q.S.M. Kwok, M.C.R. Vachon, R. Turcotte, and D.E.G. Jones, “Hazard Characterization of Mixtures of Ammonium Nitrate with the Sodium Salt of Dichloroisocyanuric Acid,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 81, p. 225 (2005).

D.E.G. Jones, Q.S.M. Kwok, M. Vachon, C. Badeen, and W. Ridley, “Characterization of ADN and ADN-Based Propellants,” Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 140-147 (2005).

Q.S.M. Kwok, N. Emery, and D.E.G. Jones, "Thermodesorption Studies on Al Nanopowders," Energetic Materials (Energetic Nano Materials Column), Vol. 13, No. 5, p. 29 (2005).

R. Turcotte, M. Vachon, Q.S.M. Kwok, R. Wang, and D.E.G. Jones, “Thermal Study of HNIW (CL-20),” Thermochica Acta, Vol. 433, p. 105 (2005).

R. Turcotte, P.D. Lightfoot, C.M. Badeen, M. Vachon, and D.E.G. Jones,“A Pressurized Vessel Test to Measure the Minimum Burning Pressure of Water-Based Explosives,” Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Vol. 30, p. 118 (2005).

V.Y. Gertsman and Q.S.M. Kwok, “TEM Investigation of Nanophase Aluminum Powder,” Microscopy and Microanalysis, Vol. 11, p. 410 (2005).

CanmetCERL External Publications 2004

Q.S.M. Kwok, P. Kruus, and D.E.G. Jones, “Wettability of Ammonium Nitrate Prills,” Journal of Energetic Materials, 22, 2004, p.1.

Q.S.M. Kwok, D.E.G. Jones, G.F. Nunez, J.P. Charland, and S. Dionne, “Characterization of Bio-Fuel and Bio-Fuel Ash,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 78, 2004, p. 173.

E. Contestabile, R. Guilbeault, D. Wilson and B. von Rosen, “Fireworks Shells Subjected to a Modified Height-to-Detonation Test,”Journal of Pyrotechnics, Vol. 20, 2004.

CanmetCERL External Publications 2003

Jones, D.E.G., Turcotte, A-M., and Fouchard, R.C., “The Construction and Evaluation of a High Pressure Manifold and Vessels for a Calvet Type Microcalorimeter," Thermochimica Acta, Vol. 401(1), p. 63 (2003).

Jones, D.E.G., Turcotte, R., Fouchard, R.C., Kwok, Q.S.M., Turcotte, A.-M., and Abdel-Qader, A., “Hazard Characterization of Aluminum Nanopowder Compositions,” Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Vol. 28, p. 120 (2003).

Turcotte, R., Lightfoot, P., Fouchard, R.C., and Jones, D.E.G., “Thermal Hazard Assessment of AN and AN-based Explosives,” Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 101(1), p. 1 ( 2003).

Turcotte, R., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M,. and Jones, D.E.G., “Thermal Analysis of Black Powder,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 73(1), p. 105 (2003).

Abdel-Qader, Z., Kwok, Q.S.M., Fouchard, R.C., Lightfoot, P.D., and Jones, D.E.G., “Thermal Characterization of Smoke Composition,” Journal of Pyrotechnics, Issue 18, p. 23 (2003).

Kwok, Q.S.M. and Jones, D.E.G., “Thermodesorption Studies of Ammonium Nitrate Prills by High-Resolution Thermogravimetry,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 74, p. 57 (2003).

CanmetCERL External Publications 2002

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., Kwok, Q., Turcotte, A.-M., and Ridley, W., "Hazard Characterization of KDNBF Using a Variety of Different Techniques," Thermochimica Acta, 384, 57-69 (2002).

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., and Kwok, Q., "Thermal Properties of DMNB, A Detection Agent for Explosives," Thermochimica Acta, 388, 159-173 (2002).

Kwok, Q.S.M., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., Lightfoot P.D., Bowes, R., and Jones, D.E.G., “Characterization of Aluminum Nanopowder Compositions,” Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Vol. 27, p. 229 (2002).

CanmetCERL External Publications 2001

Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., Kwok, Q., and Jones, D.E.G., "Thermal Techniques Used in the Hazard Evaluation of Pyrotechnics," Journal of Pyrotechnics, Issue 14, pp. 1-15 (2001).

CanmetCERL External Publications 2000

Jones, D.E.G., Feng, H.T., and Fouchard, R.C., "Kinetic Studies of the Thermal Decomposition of KDNBF, a Primer for Explosives,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 60, p. 917 (2000).

Jones, D.E.G., Brousseau, P., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., and Kwok, Q., "Thermal Characterization of Passivated Nanometer Size Aluminium Powders," Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 61, 805 (2000).


2012 CanmetCERL Conferences and Symposia

C. Badeen, C. Doell, H. Feng, R.Turcotte, S. Singh, ‘Charaterization of Triacetonetriperoxide’, 22nd Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition, Mississauga, ON, Canada, May 8-9, 2012.

B. Acheson, L. McCauley, P. Stanish, A. Lushington, S. Singh, R. Turcotte, ‘Analysis of Gases Evolved from Thermally Damaged Tires Using DSC-TG-FTIR’, 22nd Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition, Mississauga, ON, Canada, May 8-9, 2012.

R. Turcotte, Q. Kwok, S. Singh, H. Feng, ‘Towards Quantifying the Friction Sensitivity of Energetic Materials’, Proceedings of the 38th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, Denver, CO, USA, June 10-15, 2012.

K.L.C. Nielsen, C. Craciun, T.R. Craig, R. Turcotte, ‘High-velocity Projectile Initiation of Emulsion Explosives’, Proceedings of the 38th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, Denver, CO, USA, June 10-15, 2012.

Q. Kwok, S. Singh, S. Goldthorp, B. Acheson, R. Turcotte and P. Brousseau, ‘Characterization of “Green” Explosive Formulations and Their Individual Components’, 40th Annual Conference of the North American Thermal Analysis Society, Orlando, Florida, USA, August 12-15, 2012.

2011 CanmetCERL Conferences and Symposia

B. Acheson, Q. Kwok, R. Turcotte and P. Brousseau, ‘Comparison of Decomposition Gases of Two “Green” Explosives by TG-DSC-FTIR-MS‘, 21st Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 10-11, 2011.

S. Désilets, P. Brousseau, D. Chamberland, S. Singh, H. Feng, R. Turcotte, J. Anderson, and A. Lushington, ’Urea-Nitrate – Thermal Instability Below Melting’, 21st Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 10-11, 2011.

C. M. Badeen, S. Goldthorp, R. Turcotte, H. Feng, and S.K.Chan, ‘Effect of Formulation Changes on the Minimum Burning Pressure of Ammonium Nitrate Emulsions’, Proceedings of the 10ième Congrès International de Pyrotechnie in conjunction with the 37th International Pyrotechnics Seminar (Europyro 2011), May 16-19, 2011, Reims, France.

C. Badeen, S. Goldthorp, R. Turcotte, H. Feng, P. Lightfoot, and S.K. Chan, ‘Minimum Burning Pressure as a Basis of Safety for Explosives Operations’, SAFEX XVII Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, May 22-28, 2011.

B. Acheson, Q. Kwok, R. Turcotte and P. Brousseau, ‘Hazard Characterization of Two HMX-Based “Green” Explosives’, 39th Annual Conference of the North American Thermal Analysis Society, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, August 7-10, 2011.

S. Désilets, D. Chamberland, P. Brousseau, S. Singh, H. Feng, R. Turcotte, K. Armstrong, and J. Anderson, ‘Thermal analysis and stability of HMEs: a complete analytical study of urea nitrate’, Invited Presentation, 39th Annual Conference of the North American Thermal Analysis Society, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, August 7-10, 2011.

2010 CanmetCERL Conferences and Symposia

B. Acheson, Q. Kwok, R. Turcotte, A. Janès, and G. Marlair, ‘On the Fire and Explosion Risks Triggered by Use of Sodium or Potassium Methoxides as Catalysts for the Production of Biodiesel’, Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, Edited by D. Bradley, G. Makhviladze and V. Molkov, Research Publishing, Singapore, 2011 (Seminar was held at University of Leeds, UK, April 11-16, 2010).

S. Goldthorp, C.M. Badeen, R. Turcotte, H. Feng, and S.K. Chan, ‘The Effect of Common Formulation Changes on the Minimum Burning Pressure of Emulsion Explosives and their Precursors’, Proceedings of Combustion Institute/Canadian Section Spring Technical meeting, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 10-12, 2010.

H. Feng, S. Singh, and R. Turcotte, ‘Interpreting Thermal Analysis Results of Energetic Materials‘, 20th CTAS Annual Workshop and Exhibition, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, May 12-13, 2010.

D. Laniel, H. Feng, S. Goldthorp, S. Singh, and R. Turcotte, ‘Effect of some Physical Parameters on Calorimetry Measurements of Energetic Materials’, 20th CTAS Annual Workshop and Exhibition, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, May 12-13, 2010.

Q.S.M. Kwok, B. Acheson, R. Turcotte, G. Marlair, and A. Janès, ‘Thermal Hazards Related to the Use of Sodium and Potassium Methoxides in the Biodiesel Industry’, 38th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, August 15-18, 2010.

S. Singh, A. Sanders, B. Acheson, R. Turcotte, and W.B. Evans, ‘Ammonium Nitrate Contamination: what’s new?’, 2010 ANNA Conference, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, September 26 to October 1, 2010.

2009 CanmetCERL Conferences and Symposia

K. Armstrong, W. Ridley, R. Guilbeault and B. Duff, ‘The determination of Residual Perchlorate after the Controlled Ignition of Selected Fireworks Compositions’, 11th International Fireworks Symposium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 20-24, 2009

S. Goldthorp, C.M. Badeen, C. Johnson, H. Feng, R. Turcotte and S.K. Chan, ‘Influence of Physical Characteristics on the Measurement of Minimum Burning Pressures in Ammonium Nitrate Emulsions’, Combustion Institute/Canadian Section Spring Technical Meeting, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, May 11-13, 2009

B. Acheson, Q.S.M. Kwok, S. Singh, and D.E.G. Jones, ‘Characterisation of Thermal Properties of FOX-7: A Multi-Faceted Thermal Analysis’, 19th Annual Technical Workshop of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, May 12-13, 2009, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

H. Feng, S. Goldthorp, S. Singh, and R. Turcotte, ‘Ammonium Nitrate Emulsion: Physical Properties and Decomposition Using Thermal Methods’, 19th Annual Technical Workshop of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, May 12-13, 2009, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

C. Johnson, C. Badeen, R. Turcotte, E. Hobenshield, and S. Berretta, ‘Thermal Hazard Assessment of Nitrobenzene/Dinitrobenzene Mixtures’, 19th Annual Technical Workshop of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, May 12-13, 2009, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

S. Singh, H. Feng, K. Armstrong, and R. Turcotte, ‘Urea Nitrate Decomposition using Thermal Methods’, 19th Annual Technical Workshop of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, May 12-13, 2009, Ottawa, ON, Canada

H. Feng, S. Goldthorp, S. Singh’Ammonium Nitrate Emulsion: Physical Properties and Decomposition Using Thermal Methods’, 19th CTAS Annual Workshop & Exhibition, May 12-13, 2009

B.M. Abou-Zeid, W.W. El-Dakhakhni, A.G. Razaqpur, B. von Rosen and S. Foo, ‘Response of Unreinforced Masonry Walls under Blast Loading’, 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, May 31-June 3, 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A. Braimah, R. Guilbeault and D. Wilson, ‘Blast Load Distribution on Free Standing Columns’, Protect2009: Performance, Protection and Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading – Second International Workshop, August 19-21, 2009, Hayama, Japan

R. Turcotte, S. Goldthorp, C.M. Badeen, C. Johnson, H. Feng, and S.K. Chan, ‘Influence of Physical Characteristics and Ingredients on the Minimum Burning Pressure of Ammonium Nitrate Emulsions’, Proceedings of the 36th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, August 23-28, 2009, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

C. Badeen, R. Turcotte, E. Hobenshield, and S. Berretta, ‘Thermal Hazards Assessment of Nitrobenzen/Dinitrobenzene Mixtures’, 37th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, September 21-23, 2009, Lubbock, Texas, USA.

C. Badeen, S. Singh, H. Feng, K. Armstrong, and R. Turcotte, ‘Kinetics of Urea Nitrate Decomposition’, 37th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, September 21-23, 2009, Lubbock, Texas, USA.

R. Turcotte, H. Feng, C.M. Badeen, S. Goldthorp, C. Johnson, and S.K. Chan, ‘A Test to Measure the Minimum Burning Pressure of Water-based Commercial Explosives and their Precursors’, Proceedings of the 2009 International Autumn Seminar on Propellants, Explosives and Pyrotechnics, September 22-25, 2009, Kunming, Yunnan, China.

CanmetCERL Presentations at Conferences and Symposia 2008

C.M. Badeen, S. Goldthorp, R. Turcotte, and S.K. Chan, ‘Minimum Burning Pressure of AN-based Emulsions’, 2008 Combustion Institute/Canadian Section Spring Technical Meeting, University of Toronto, May 11-14, 2008, Toronto, ON, Canada.

S. Singh, H. Feng, D. Martineau, G. Erickson, R. Turcotte, Q. Kwok, and W.B. Evans, ‘Accelerating Rate Calorimetry of Ammonium Nitrate Solutions at Various pH Levels’, 18th Annual Technical Workshop of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, May 13-14, 2008, Mississauga, ON, Canada.

S. Singh, Q.S.M. Kwok, C.M. Badeen, B. Acheson, R. Turcotte, and P. Brousseau, ‘Compatibility of CL-20 with TNT and GAP-based ETPE’, 18th Annual Technical Workshop of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, May 13-14, 2008, Mississauga, ON, Canada.

S. Singh, H. Feng, R. Turcotte, and W.B. Evans, ‘Accelerating Rate Calorimetry of Ammonium Nitrate Solutions at Various pH Levels’, 2008 Gordon Research Conference on Energetic Materials, June 10-15, 2008, Tilton, NH, USA.

S. Goldthorp, R. Turcotte, C.M. Badeen, and S.K. Chan, ‘Minimum Pressure for Sustained Combustion in AN-based Emulsions’, Proceedings of the 35th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, July 13-18, 2008, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

S.K. Chan and R. Turcotte, ‘Probit Analysis of Friction Sensitivity of Explosives’, Proceedings of the 35th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, July 13-18, 2008, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

S. Singh, Q. Kwok, H. Feng, C. Doell, and R. Turcotte, ‘Accelerating Rate Calorimetry of Ammonium Nitrate Solutions: Effect of Aluminium Sulphate’, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, August 18-20, 2008, Atlanta, GA, USA.

S. Singh, Q.S.M. Kwok, C.M. Badeen, B. Acheson, R. Turcotte, and P. Brousseau, ‘Compatibility of CL-20 with TNT and GAP-based ETPE’, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, August 18-20, 2008, Atlanta, GA, USA.

C. Badeen, S. Singh, H. Feng, C. Doell, R. Turcotte, and W.B. Evans, ‘pH Controlled AN Solutions: Calorimetry and Effect of Sulphonated Organics and Aluminum Sulphate’, Annual Meeting of the Ammonium Nitrate Producers Study Group and Nitric Acid Producers, September 28 – October 3, 2008, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

R. Turcotte, C.M. Badeen, S. Goldthorp, and S.K. Chan, ‘Thermal Ignition and Propagation of Combustion in AN-based Emulsions’, Orica Mining Services Technology Conference, November 12-13, 2008, Newcastle, Australia.

CanmetCERL Presentations at Conferences and Symposia 2007

Martineau, D., Turcotte, R., Acheson, B., Armstrong, K., and Kwok, Q.S.M., Kinetics of the Thermal Decomposition of Nitrocellulose’, 17th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, June 24-27, 2007, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Elshafey, M., D. Rowlands, E. Contestabile, A.O. Abd el Halim, Airport Level of Service Perceptions Before and After September 11: A Neural Network Analysis, Second International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering, pp. 337-345, June 25 - 27, 2007, Malta

Singh S., Kwok, Q.S.M., Badeen, C.M., Acheson, B., Turcotte, R., and Brousseau, P., Compatibility of CL-20 with TNT and GAP-based ETPE’, Proceedings of the 38th International Annual Conference of ICT, June 26-29, 2007, Karlsruhe, FRG.

C.M. Badeen, R. Turcotte, R. Wang, and D.E.G. Jones, Evaluation of the Safety and Useful Lifetime of DMNB for Marking Sheet Explosives’, Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on the Analysis and Detection of Explosives, July 2-6, 2007, Paris, France.

Carriere, M., R.G. Wight, P.J. Heffernan, A. Braimah, Effect of blast loads on reinforced concrete strengthened with steel reinforced polymer sheets, 8th International Symposium on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures, Patras, Greece, July 16-18, 2007

Braimah, A. and E. Contestabile, Blast Vulnerability Assessment: Challenges and Myths, First International Workshop on Performance, Protection and Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, August 20-22, 2007, Whistler, Canada

Elshafey, M., A.O. Abd El Halim, E. Contestabile, Protective Structure for Storage and Transport of Explosive Materials, First International Workshop on Performance, Protection and Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, August 20-22, 2007, Whistler, Canada

Erickson, G., Martineau, J., Singh, S., Goldthorp, S., and Turcotte, R., Physical Characterization, Accelerating Rate Calorimetry and Thermal Conductivity of Ammonium Nitrate Emulsion’, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, August 26-29, 2007, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Braimah, A. and E. Contestabile, Bombings of Dams – A Historical Review, Canadian Dam Association (CDA) Conference, Sept. 2007, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Turcotte, R., Goldthorp, S., Badeen, C.M., and Chan, S.K., Behaviour of Emulsion Explosives in Hot-wire Ignition Experiments’, Proceedings of the 9e Congrès, International de Pyrotechnie in conjunction with the 34th International Pyrotechnics Seminar (Europyro 2007), October 8-11, 2007, Beaune, France.

von Rosen, B., E. Contestabile and R. Guilbeault, Optic Probes as a Diagnostic Tool for the Determination of the Reaction Propagation Rate Among Fireworks Shells, 10th International Symposium on Fireworks, October 15-19, 2007, Montréal, Canada

Contestabile, E., Review of Some Instrumentation used in Fireworks Research at CERL and its Contribution, 10th International Symposium on Fireworks, October 15-19, 2007, Montréal, Canada

W. Ridley and K. Armstrong, "The Analysis of Fireworks Compositions at CERL: Results from April 2004 to May 2007", International Symposium on Fireworks, October 15-19, 2007, Montreal, Canada.

K. Armstrong, W. Ridley and J. Porter, "The Analysis of Fireworks Compositions by Ion Chromatography: What's New?", International Symposium on Fireworks, October 15-19, 2007, Montreal, Canada.

CanmetCERL Presentations at Conferences and Symposia 2006

E. Contestabile, R. Guilbeault, “Performance of firework mortar racks subjected to mortar explosions”, International Symposium on Fireworks, April 3-7, 2006, Berlin, Germany.

K. King, E. Contestabile, K. Hanasaki, R. Guilbeault, A. Rae, J. Collinsworth, “Response typical roof structures to recoil loads from fireworks shell launch”, International Symposium on Fireworks, April 3-7, 2006, Berlin, Germany.

E. Contestabile and B. Von Rosen, “Reaction propagation between fireworks shells and compositions confined in steel pipes”, International Symposium on Fireworks, April 3-7, 2006, Berlin, Germany.

D.E.G. Jones, K. Armstrong, T. Parekunnel, and Q.S.M Kwok, “The Thermal Behaviour of BTAw, a High Nitrogen Fuel”, 9th New Trends in Research of Energetic Materials, April 19-21, 2006, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic.

A. Braimah, E. Contestabile, and R. Guilbeault, “Behaviour of Steel Anchors under Impulse-Type Loading”, 1st Specialty Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, May 23-26,2006, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Q.S.M. Kwok, B. Acheson, M. Rahman, R. Turcotte, and G. Marlair, “Thermal Decomposition of Smoke Powders”,16th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition, May 9-10, 2006, Missisauga, Ontario, Canada.

C. M. Badeen, R. Turcotte, Q.S.M. Kwok, M.C.R. Vachon, D.E.G. Jones, L. Guindon and D. Lepage, “Thermal Stability, Sensitivity and Aging Behavior of  Al/MoO3 Nanomixtures”, Proceedings of the 37th  International Annual Conference of ICT, June 27-30, 2006, Karlsruhe, FRG.

R. Turcotte, B. Acheson, K. Armstrong, Q.S.M. Kwok, D.E.G. Jones, and M. Paquet, “Thermal Decomposition Properties of Nitrocellulose and its Mixtures with Nitroglycerin”, Proceedings of the 33rd International Pyrotechnics Seminar, July 16-21, 2006, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

G. Marlair, R. Turcotte, Q.S.M. Kwok, and R. Branka, “Toxicity Issues Pertaining to Burning Pyrotechnics”, Proceedings of the 33rd International Pyrotechnics Seminar, July 16-21, 2006, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

O. E. Petel, D. Mack, A. J. Higgins, R. Turcotte, and S. K. Chan, “Comparison of the Detonation Failure Mechanism in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Explosives”, Proceedings of the 13th International Detonation Symposium, July 24-28, 2006, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

Q.S.M. Kwok, B. Acheson, S. Singh, R. Turcotte, and G. Marlair, “Thermal Decomposition of Smoke Powders: Comparison of TG-DTA-FTIR-MS and Pyrolysis-FTIR Results”, Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, August 6-9, 2006, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.

D.E.G. Jones, B. Acheson and S. Singh, “Effect of Temperature Cycling and Elevated Pressure on the Thermal Properties of FOX-7”, 34th Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, August 6-9, 2006, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.

O.E. Petel, D. Mack, A.J. Higgins, R. Turcotte, and S.K. Chan, “Minimum Propagation Diameter and Thickness of High Explosives”, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions, August 27- September 1, 2006, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

CanmetCERL Presentations at Conferences and Symposia 2005

A. Razaqpur, A.O.A. Halim, O.B. Isgor, J. Chen, E. Contestabile, Strength and Deformation of Adhesively Bonded Anchors in Concrete, 3rd International Conference on Construction Materials: Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications, August 22-24, 2005, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

E. Contestabile, D. Wilson, and R. Guilbeault, “Fireworks Communication Tests,” 8th International Symposium on Fireworks, April 18-22, 2005, Shiga, Japan.

E. Contestabile, B. von Rosen, P. Drygala, L. Lim, and H. Zuidersma, “Lessons from the Carmel Accident for Safer Process Areas,” 8th International Symposium on Fireworks, April 18-22, 2005, Shiga, Japan.

T. Parekunnel, K. Armstrong, Q.S.M. Kwok, and D.E.G. Jones, “The Thermal Decomposition of BTAw, A High Nitrogen Fuel,” 15th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition, May 17-18, 2005, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada.

B. von Rosen, E. Contestabile, A. Braimah, and S. Foo, “Development of a Rapid Screening Tool for the Determination of Building Vulnerability to External Bombing,” 1st Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Specialty Conference on Infrastructure Technologies, Management and Policy, June 2-4, 2005, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

B. von Rosen, E. Contestabile, A. Braimah, and S. Foo, "A Summary of Blast Mitigation Strategies for the Protection of Buildings,” 1st Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Specialty Conference on Infrastructure Technologies, Management and Policy, June 2-4, 2005, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

B. von Rosen, E. Contestabile, A. Braimah, S. Foo, J. Kasemets, Abd El Halim, and G. Razaqpur, “The Blast Mitigation Working Group,” 1st Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Specialty Conference on Infrastructure Technologies, Management and Policy, June 2-4, 2005, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

A. Braimah, E. Contestabile, and R. Guilbeault, “Dynamic Behaviour of Chemical Adhesive Anchors in Masonry," 10th Canadian Masonry Symposium, June 8-12, 2005, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

B. von Rosen and E. Contestabile, “Rapid Screening of Buildings for Blast Risk Assessment,” 1st International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering, June 13-15, 2005, Rome, Italy.

A.K. Burnham, R.K. Weese, R. Wang, Q.S.M. Kwok, and D.E.G. Jones, “Thermal Properties of FOX-7,” 36th International ICT-Conference & 32nd International Pyrotechnics Seminar, June 28-July 1, 2005, Karlsruhe, Germany.

C.M. Badeen and D.E.G. Jones, “Performance, Assessment and Application of an Isothermal Nanocalorimeter,” 5th International Symposium on the Heat Flow Calorimetry of Energetic Materials, September 12-15, 2005, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

A.-M. Dallaire, B. von Rosen, and E. Contestabile, “Evaluation of the Resistance of Various Wall Constructions to Perforation by Oil Well Perforators,” 3rd European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE) World Conference on Explosives and Blasting, September 13-16, 2005, Brighton, United Kingdom.

A.K. Burnham, R.K. Weese, R. Wang, Q.S.M. Kwok, and D.E.G. Jones, “Solid-Solid Phase Transition Kinetics of FOX-7,” 33rd Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, September 19-21, 2005, Universal City, California, USA.

Q.S.M. Kwok, C. Badeen, K. Armstrong, R. Turcotte, and D.E.G. Jones, “Characterization of Coated Al Nonopowders and Energetic Materials Mixtures,” 33rd Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, September 18-21, 2005, Universal City, California, USA.

D.E.G. Jones, T. Parekunnel, K. Armstrong, and Q.S.M. Kwok, “The Thermal Decomposition of BTAw, A High Nitrogen Fuel,” 33rd Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, September 18-21, 2005, Universal City, California, USA.

Q.S.M. Kwok, C. Badeen, K. Armstrong, R. Turcotte, and D.E.G. Jones, “Characterization of Coated Al Nanopowders Compositions,” 33rd Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, September 18-21, 2005, Universal City, California, USA.

T. Parekunnel, K. Armstrong, Q.S.M. Kwok, R. Turcotte, and D.E.G. Jones, “Isothermal TG-DTA-FTIR-MS Studies on Nitrocellulose,” 33rd Annual Conference on Thermal Analysis and Applications, North American Thermal Analysis Society, September 18-21, 2005, Universal City, California, USA.

CanmetCERL Presentations at Conferences and Symposia 2004

R. Turcotte, C. Badeen, P.D. Lightfoot, and D.E.G. Jones, “Minimum Burning Pressures of Commercial Explosives,” 30th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, International Society of Explosives Engineers, February 1-4, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

R.C. Ripley, B. von Rosen, D.V. Ritzel, and D.R. Whitehouse, “Small-Scale Modeling of Explosive Blasts in Urban Scenarios,” 21st International Symposium on Ballistics, April 19-23, 2004, Adelaide, Australia.

D.E.G. Jones, “Thermal Analysis of Energetic Materials,” Keynote Lecture, 14th Annual Technical Meeting and Exhibition of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, May 11-12, 2004, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

D.E.G. Jones, “Application of Simultaneous and Combined Techniques to Material Characterization,” Training Lecture, 14th Annual Technical Meeting and Exhibition of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, May 11-12, 2004, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

R. Turcotte, C.M. Badeen, D.E.G. Jones, and L. Elias, “Emission of 2,3 Dimethyl - 2,3 Dinitrobutane From Marked C-4," 8th International Symposium on the Analysis and Detection of Explosives, June 6-10, 2004, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

D.E.G. Jones and Q.S.M. Kwok, “Application of Thermal Techniques to Energetic Materials,” Pyrotechnic Seminar, June 15-17, 2004, Chestertown, Maryland, USA.

D.E.G. Jones, Q.S.M. Kwok, M. Vachon, C. Badeen, and W. Ridley, “Characterization of ADN and ADN-Based Propellants,” 35th International ICT-Conference, June 29–July 2, 2004, Karlsruhe, Germany.

C.M. Badeen, R. Turcotte, and D.E.G. Jones, “Modeling the Loss of a Marking Agent from Detonating Cord,” 8th International Symposium on the Analysis and Detection of Explosives, June 6-10, 2004, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

D.E.G. Jones, R. Turcotte, M. Vachon, Q.S.M. Kwok, and R.C. Fouchard, “Thermal Study of Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20),” 31st International Pyrotechnics Seminar, July 11-16, 2004, Fort Colins, Colorado, USA.

E. Contestabile, B. von Rosen, R. Guilbeault, K. King, L. Lim, and P. Drygala, “TNT Equivalency of Fireworks Shells: An Insight to the Carmel Explosion,” 31st Department of DoD Explosives Safety Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 24-26, 2004.

K.W. Wing, J.H. Waclawczyk, B. von Rosen, and R. Guilbeault, “Sealed Blast Containment Vessel Development and Testing,” 31st Department of DoD Explosives Safety Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 24-26, 2004.

A.O. Abd El Halim, M.M. Eshafei, and E. Contestabile, “Fallout From September 11th – A Glimpse From a Passenger Survey (Before and After) at Canadian Airports," 31st Department of DoD Explosives Safety Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 24-26, 2004.

J.H. Waclawczyk, Jr., K.W. King, B. von Rosen, and R. Guilbeault, “Development and Final Proof Testing of the Urban Explosives Storage Magazine,” 31st Department of DoD Explosives Safety Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, USA, August 24-26, 2004.

R. Turcotte, C.M. Badeen, D.E.G. Jones, and L. Elias, “Emission of 2,3 Dimethyl - 2,3 Dinitrobutane From Marked C-4,” 15th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group of Specialists on the Detection of Explosives, International Civil Aviation Organization, September 7-8, 2004, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

R. Turcotte, C.M. Badeen, D.E.G. Jones, and J. Schärer, “Feasibility of Marking Flexible Explosives With High Levels of 2,3 Dimethyl - 2,3 Dinitrobutane,” 15th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group of Specialists on the Detection of Explosives, International Civil Aviation Organization, September 7-8, 2004, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

R. Turcotte, C.M. Badeen, and D.E.G. Jones, “Feasibility of Marking Flexible Explosives with High Levels of DMNB - Part II,” 15th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group of Specialists on the Detection of Explosives, International Civil Aviation Organization, September 7-8, 2004, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

C.M. Badeen, R. Turcotte, and D.E.G. Jones, “Modeling the Loss of a Marking Agent From Detonating Cord,” 15th meeting of the Ad Hoc Group of Specialists on the Detection of Explosives, September 7-8, 2004, ICAO Headquarters, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

D.E.G. Jones, Q.S.M. Kwok, M. Vachon, C. Badeen, and W. Ridley, “Characterization of ADN and ADN-Based Propellants,” 32nd North American Thermal Analysis Society Conference, October 4-6, 2004, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

B. von Rosen, R. Guilbeault, and E. Contestabile, “A Preliminary Investigation into the Interaction of Shock Waves Behind a Simple Rectangular Structure,” 18th International Symposium of Military Aspects of Blast and Shock, September 27-October 1, 2004, Bad Reichenhall, Germany.

D.E.G. Jones, M. Vachon, R. Wang and Q.S.M. Kwok, “Preliminary Studies on the Thermal Properties of FOX-7,” 32nd North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, October 4-6, 2004, Willamsburg, Virginia, USA.

D.E.G. Jones, R. Turcotte, Q.S.M. Kwok, M. Vachon, L. Guindon, D. Lepage and V.Y. Gertsman, “Thermal Characterization of Coated Aluminum Nanopowders,” 32nd North American Thermal Analysis Society Conference, October 4-6, 2004, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

D.E.G. Jones, “Marking of Explosives and Explosives Devices for the Purpose of Detection,” Forensic Seminar, December 3, 2004, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA.

Q.S.M. Kwok and R.J. Seyler, “Volatility Rate by Thermogravimetry – An ASTM Interlaboratory Study,” 32nd North American Thermal Analysis Society Conference, October 4-6, 2004, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

R. Turcotte, C.M. Badeen, D.E.G. Jones, Q.S.M. Kwok, and M.C.R. Vachon, “Compatibility of Ammonium Nitrate With Chlorinate Swimming Pool Chemicals,” Annual Meeting of the Ammonium Nitrate Producers Study Group and Nitric Acid Producers, October 10-15, 2004, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

CanmetCERL Conference Presentations 2003

Ridley, W. and Bowes, R., “The Authorizations of Fireworks in Canada: The Use of Ion Chromatography and X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy for the Chemical Analysis of Pyrotechnic Compositions,” 7th International Symposium on Fireworks, October 6-10, 2003, Valencia, Spain.

Contestabile, E., “Considerations for Establishing a Large Consumer Fireworks Distribution Centre,” 7th International Symposium on Fireworks, October 6-10, 2003, Valencia, Spain.

Contestabile, E., Guilbeault, R., Wilson, D., and von Rosen, B., “The Effect of Confinement on Fireworks and Other Energetic Materials,” 7th International Symposium on Fireworks, October 6-10, 2003, Valencia, Spain.

Turcotte, R., “Thermal Hazard Assessment of AN and Practical Implications,” Annual Meeting of the Ammonium Nitrate Producers Study Group and Nitric Acid Producers, October 5-10, 2003, Robinsonville, Mississippi, USA.

Jones, D.E.G., Turcotte, R., Acheson, B., Kwok, Q.S.M., and Vachon, M., “The Thermal Decomposition of Nitrocellulose,” 31st North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, September 22-24, 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Jones, D.E.G., Vachon, M., Kwok, Q.S.M., Fouchard, R.C., and Turcotte, R., “Thermal Study of Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane,” 31st North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, September 22-24, 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Badeen, C.M., Jones, D.E.G., Kwok, Q.S.M., Vachon, M., and Turcotte, R., “Hazard Characterization of Mixtures of Ammonium Nitrate With the Sodium Salt of Dichloroisocyanuric Acid,” 31st North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, September 22-24, 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Jones, D.E.G., Turcotte, R., Kwok, Q.S.M., and Vachon, M., “Comparative Studies of the Thermal Hazard of Aluminum Nanopowders,” 34th International ICT-Conference, June 24-27, 2003, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Jones, D.E.J., Turcotte, R., Acheson, B., Kwok, Q.S.M., and Vachon, M., “The Thermal Decomposition of Nitrocellulose,” 34th International ICT-Conference, June 24-27, 2003, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Jones, D.E.G., Kwok, Q.S.M., Turcotte, R. and Vachon, M., “Thermal Properties of Aluminum Nanopowders,” EuroPyro 2003, June 23-27, 2003, Saint-Malo, France.

Vachon, M., Kwok, Q.S.M., Jones, D.E.G., Turcotte, R., Fouchard, R.C., and Badeen, C., “Thermal Study of Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20),” 13th Annual Technical Meeting and Exhibition for the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, June 3-4, 2003, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Turcotte, R., Badeen, C.M., Lightfoot, P.D., and Jones, D.E.G., "Hot-Spot Induced Deflagrations in Commercial Water-Based Explosives," 2003 Combustion Institute/Canadian Section (CI/CS) Spring Technical Meeting, May 11-14, 2003, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Kwok, Q.S.M., Jones, D.E.G. and Kruus, P., “Investigation of the Wettability of Ammonium Nitrate Prills,” 6th Seminar of New Trends in Research of Energetic Materials, April 23-25, 2003, Pardubice, Czech Republic.

Lightfoot, P.D., von Rosen, B., Fouchard, R.C., Guilbeault, R., Jones, D.E.G., and Contestabile, E., “Thermal Decomposition of ANFO at Low Heating Rates,” 29th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, February 2-5, 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

CanmetCERL Conference Presentations 2002

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., and Fouchard, R.C., “Thermal Hazard Assessment of Oxidizer Solutions and Emulsion Explosives Utilizing Accelerating Rate and Dewar Calorimetry,” 30th North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, September 23-25, 2002, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Jones, D.E.G. and Kwok, Q.S.M., “Application of Microcalorimetry to Energetic Materials,” 30th North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, September 23-25, 2002, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Contestabile, E., Guilbeault, R., Boudreau, R., and von Rosen, B., “Blast Wave Interaction with Leaky Barriers,” 30th DoD Explosives Safety Seminar, August 13-15, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Braithwaite, M., Davies, N., Evans, W.C., and Lightfoot, P.D., "Simple Finite Element Modelling Applied to the Problems in Energetic Materials Characterisation: Design of Pyrotechnic Devices and Explosives Calorimetric Studies," 29th International Pyrotechnics Seminar, July 14-19, 2002, Westminster, Colorado, USA.

Kwok, Q.S.M., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., Abdel-Qader Z., and Jones, D.E.G., “Ongoing Characterization of Passivated Aluminum Nanopowders,” 29th International Pyrotechnics Seminars, July 14-19, 2002, Westminster, Colorado, USA.

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., Abdel-Qader, Z., Kwok, Q., and Bowes, R., "Comparative Studies of the Thermal Properties of Aluminum Nanopowders," 33rd International ICT-Conference, June 25-28, 2002, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., and Fouchard, R.C., "Onset Temperatures for Oxidizer Solutions and Emulsion Explosives Utilizing Accelerating Rate Calorimetry and Dewar Calorimetry," 33rd International ICT-Conference, June 25-28, 2002, Karlsruhe, Germany (poster).

Fitzgerald, G.A., Barker, D.D., von Rosen, B., and Contestabile, E., “Effectiveness of Barricades on Reducing Downstream Blast Loads,” June 10-14, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Abdel-Qader, Z., Kwok, Q.S.M., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., and Jones, D.E.G., “Thermal Analysis of Smoke Composition,” 12th Annual Technical Meeting and Exhibition for the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society, May 14-15, 2002, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Jones, D.E.G., Turcotte, A.-M., and Fouchard, R.C., “The Construction and Evaluation of a New High Pressure Manifold and Vessels for a Calvet Microcalorimeter,” 3rd International Heat Flow Calorimetry for Energetic Symposium, April 8-11, 2002, French Lick, Indiana, USA.

CERL Conference Presentations 2001

Abdel-Qader, Z., Kwok, Q., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., and Jones, D.E.G., "Thermal Analysis of Smoke Compositions," 28th International Pyrotechnics Seminars, November 4-9, 2001, Adelaide, Australia.

Kwok, Q., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., Ridley, W., Jones, D.E.G., and Brousseau, P., "Characterization of Passivated Aluminium Nanopowders," 28th International Pyrotechnics Seminars, November 4-9, 2001, Adelaide, Australia.

Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., Kwok, Q., Ridley, W., Jones, D.E.G., and Brousseau, P., "Characterisation of Aluminum Nanopowders," 2001 Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials Technology Symposium, October 8-11, 2001, Bordeaux, France.

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., and Fouchard, R.C., "Thermal Hazard Assessment of AN and ANFO Compositions by ARC and Dewar Measurements," 29th North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, September 24-26, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Kwok, Q. and Jones, D.E.G., "Studies of Surface and Structure of Ammonium Nitrate Prills by High-Resolution Thermogravimetry," 29th North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, September 24-26, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., and Jones, D.E.G., "Marking of C-4 With Microencapsulated DMNB," 7th International Symposium on the Analysis and Detection of Explosives, June 25-27, 2001, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

Kwok, Q. and Jones, D.E.G., "Studies of Surface and Structure of Ammonium Nitrate Prills by High-Resolution Thermogravimetry," 11th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Technical Meeting, May 15-16, 2001, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Lightfoot, P.D., Kwok, Q., Turcotte, A..-M., Fouchard, R.C., Ridley, W., and Jones, D.E.G., "Characterisation of Aluminium Nanopowders," Combustion Institute Canadian Section Spring Technical Meeting, May 13-16, 2001, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

von Rosen, B. and Contestabile, E., "Investigation of ANFO's Behaviour Under Various Conditions - Phase I," Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, International Society of Explosives Engineers Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2001.

Contestabile, E., von Rosen, B., and Lightfoot, P.D., "ANFO's Behaviour in Height-to-Detonation and other Thermal Stimulus Tests," Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, International Society of Explosives Engineers Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2001.

CanmetCERL Conference Presentations 2000

Jones, D.E.G., Fouchard, R.C., and Lightfoot, P.D., "Parameters Affecting the Thermal Behaviour of Emulsion Explosives," Proceeding of the 26th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Techniques, Vol. II, 215-224.

Jones, D.E.G., Fouchard, R.C., and Lightfoot, P.D., "Thermal Hazard Assessment of Emulsion Explosives," 28th North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, October 4-6, 2000, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., Kwok, Q., and Turcotte, A.-M., "Thermal Properties of KDNBF, A Primer for Explosives," 28th North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, October 4-6, 2000, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., and Kwok, Q., "Thermal Properties of DMNB, An Explosives Detection Agent," 28th North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, October 4-6, 2000, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., and Kwok, Q., "Thermal Characterization of Passivated Nanometer-Sized Aluminium Powders," 28th North American Thermal Analysis Society Annual Conference, October 4-6, 2000, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Lightfoot, P.D., Jones, D.E.G., Fouchard, R.C., Kwok, Q., Ridley, W., and Turcotte, A.-M., "Hazard Characterization of KDNBF Using a Number of Different Techniques," 29th DoD Explosives Safety Seminar, July 18-20, 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., Fouchard, R.C., Turcotte, A.-M., and Kwok, Q, "Thermal Properties of DMNB, An Explosives Detection Agent," 27th International Pyrotechnics Seminars, July 16-21, 2000, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

Jones, D.E.G., Brousseau, P., Fouchard, R.C.,Turcotte, A.-M., and Kwok, Q., "Thermal Characterization of Passivated Nanometer Size Aluminium Powders," 27th International Pyrotechnics Seminars, July 16-21, 2000, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

Jones, D.E.G. and Kwok, Q., "The Basis for Estimation of Kinetic Parameter by DSC and TG Techniques," 10th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Technical Meeting, May 23-24, 2000, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Fouchard, R.C., Jones, D.E.G., Lightfoot, P.D., Turcotte, A.-M., and Kwok, Q., "Analysis of Thermal Hazards by Accelerating Rate Calorimetry," 10th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Technical Meeting, May 23-24, 2000, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Abdo, G.M., Fayed, M.A., Abdel-latif, A.M., and Contestabile, E., "Effect of Shock Wave Hardening on the Mechanical Properties of 6061 Aluminum Alloy," Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt, 2000.

von Rosen, B. and Contestabile, E., "Performance of Nitromethane in Range Trials," Proceedings of the 29th DoD Explosives Safety Seminar, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA, 2000.

Tolba, Razaqpur, A, Halim, A.E., and Contestabile, E., "Evaluation of Blast Loading Distribution on the Surface of a Reinforced Concrete Slab," Proceedings of the 29th DoD Explosives Safety Seminar, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA, 2000.