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Memorandum of association

For the International Shock Wave Institute (ISWI)

  1. Name:
    The name of the association will be the International Shock Wave Institute (ISWI)
  2. Date of formation of the association:

    March 2, 2005
  3. Registered office:

    The registered office shall be at the following address:

    Secondary office:

    • International Shock Wave Institute (ISWI)
      Department of Aerospace Engineering
      Nagoya University
      Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
      Nagoya, Aichi, 464-8603
    • International Shock Wave Institute (ISWI)
      Department of Aerospace Engineering
      Indian Institute of Science
  4. Organization:

    The International Shock Wave Institute will have a President, a General Committee and an Executive Committee, which will be elected by the members once every two years. Prof. Gopalan Jagadeesh from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India has been elected as the President in recently held elections. Other members of the committees are given in the enclosed list.
  5. Mission:

    To promote international and interdisciplinary collaboration in all areas of shock wave research through the organization of conferences, awards and honours, and to facilitate liaison with other organizations with similar interests and activities.
  6. Objectives:

    The goals of the Institute are:
    1. To liaise with the organizing chairman of relevant symposia and conferences and to promote the range of conferences, symposia, and workshops that fall directly in the shock wave area. Examples are the International Symposia on Shock Waves (ISSW), International Colloquia on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (ICDERS), International Shock Interaction Symposia (ISIS), Biennial International Conferences of the American Physical Society (APS) Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, etc.
    2. To liaise with conference organizations in areas in which shock waves and associated techniques play a significant but not the sole role. Examples are the International Conferences of High Speed Imaging and Photonics, International Symposia of Flow Visualization, Hypervelocity Impact Symposia, and various fluid mechanics conferences.
    3. To promote shock wave research in all its forms, unite existing research groups, and identify new researchers and research in non-traditional shock wave areas.
    4. To encourage publication in an appropriate journal and promote it as the principal journal for communication of shock wave research.
    5. To open and maintain a shock wave website for related topics which include information on shock wave fundamentals and applications and information about sources of tools for research, as well as providing information about associated conferences.
    6. To provide a central deposition for shock-related data by organizing the following archives:
      • Experimental image data archive
      • Proceedings archives of past International Shock Tube and Shock Wave Symposia and past International Colloquia on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems
      • Book archive of shock wave related classical text books and handbooks which are now out of print
      • Institute report archive
      • Hugoniot data archive
      • Chemical kinetics archive
    7. To catalogue the shock wave-related experimental facilities available throughout the world, which are either now operational or have existed in the past. This will include design diagrams of some facilities in order to benefit researchers who are designing a new shock-related facility and to standardize the safety-related design concepts of shock-related facilities.
    8. To publish an on-line "Who's Who in Shock Wave Research" as one of the major platforms for exchanging research information among the ISWI members.
    9. To award students who have presented excellent papers during the International Shock Wave Symposia.
  7. Governing Council:

    The Executive Committee should be determined taking into account the dstribution of electorate based on both geographical and research areas.
  8. Membership:

    There are three classes of membership, namely, full, student, and corporate. To qualify for student membership, applicants will need to demonstrate that they are currently enrolled in a recognised course. Corporate membership will allow all employees of that company to access the ISWI facilities.
  9. Fees:

    Yearly membership fees include on-line access to the journal of ISWI (currently, Shock Waves Journal - SWJ) and to all available member services.
    • Full membership: US$ 75
      Student membership: US$ 35
      US$ 10 without on-line access of SWJ
      Corporate membership: US$ 200
    • A yearly membership fee covers membership services from January 1st to December 31st of each year. There is no initial joining fee.

      Member services include access to and download of ISWI archival materials, Who's Who in Shock Wave Research when available, and a 20% discount purchase of Springer books. 
    • A membership fee should be preferably paid through the ISWI web page before the start of the relevant year:
  10. Meetings:

    A General Meeting of the ISWI will be held in conjunction with a major shock wave conference each year. Possible such meetings are ISSW and ISIS. All members may vote on issues arising at these meetings. Issues can be raised before the meeting in writing to the Chair or on the floor of the meeting as general business. One responsibility of the General Meeting will be the election of the Executive Committee which will serve for a four-year cycle.

    The Executive Committee shall meet separately at least once per year at a location and time announced to all members. Issues can be raised for the Executive Committee by any member in writing at least 21 days prior to the meeting. These should be transmitted to the General Committee representative associated with the member's area of research or location.
  11. Register of members:

    The ISWI shall maintain a register of all members.
  12. Termination of membership:

    Membership may be terminated at any time by notifying the President. It shall automatically cease in the event of death or if the dues of the member are in arrears by more than two years unless decided otherwise by the General Committee.
  13. Resolutions:

    All matters referred to the General Meeting will be decided by a majority vote of all members at the first appropriate such meeting. Matters relevant to the executive shall be decided by a majority vote by the committee members at the Executive Committee meetings. If a vote is tied in either of these meetings, the President will have the deciding vote.

ISWI Executive Committee

President: Gopalan Jagadeesh
Vice President: D.J. Mee and Z. Jiang 
Treasurer: A. Sasoh
Web-site master: M. Katayama and A. Iwakawa

ISWI General Committee

Gas dynamics:
J.M. Yang, F. Seiler, K. Kontis, and G. Jourdan
Condensed matter:
N.N. Thadhani, Y. Horie, V.M. Fomin, and W. Proud
Medical/biological systems:
S.H.R. Hosseini
Geophysics and astrophysics:
W. Cooper

Countries with shock wave societies
China: Z. Jiang
India: Srisha Rao M V
Japan: A. Sasoh

Countries without shock wave societies
Other Asia Pacific and Australia: H. Kleine
USA: R. Bonazza
Canada, Other North and South America: M. Brouillette
Western Europe: H. Olivier
Eastern Europe and Russia: V. Kedrinskiy
Pakistan, Thailand, South East Asia: K. Pianthong

Companies: I. Cullis, M. Katayama


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