Blast and Ballistic Protective Design Course
3rd to 7th October 2011, Bury St. Edmunds
In recent times the need to protect ourselves from the hazards of explosion or ballistic attack, be they the result of accident or terrorist activity, has grown. This five day course provides an introduction to the techniques required to design buildings to protect their occupants from the effects of explosions or ballistic attack.
The course is intended for students with existing experience of structural analysis and preferably with some experience of simple dynamic design. The course is designed to allow them to progress from the classroom to actual projects.
Content will include:
- Blast and Ballistic design for concrete, steel, aluminium and glass.
- Use of dynamic design tools from simple design guides to complex finite element modelling.
- Blast and ballistic testing
The course is broken up into 5 day modules. We would expect most attendees to attend all 5 days but the opportunity will exist to attend single days if required.
AM: Introduction to Blast and Ballistic Design.
PM: Hostile Vehicle Mitigation
Blast Wave Parameters & Blast Pressure Derivation.
AM: Approach to Structural Dynamics & Design Guides
PM: Use of Air3d Hydrocode & Workshop.
AM: Design of Reinforced Concrete & Steel Structures.
PM: Design Workshop.
AM: Design of Glazing & Aluminium Structures.
PM: Design Workshop.
Day 5 Range Day:
AM: Propellants, High Explosives, Petrol Bomb, Ballistic Testing of Glass Samples, and a Blast Test of a Glazed Facade.
PM: Ballistic Testing of Building Fabrics, Shaped Charges and Contact Charges.
Days 1-4 of the course will be held at Bury St. Edmunds. While Day 5 will be held at D.J. Goode and Associates Ltd premises in West Suffolk
Full 5 day course £ 1,995.00 exc VAT
Single days £ 600.00 exc VAT
For more details of the course or to register use the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01284 827472.
Please note that all course attendees will be subjected to security vetting.
More info available at the DGA News Page
ComBlast can provide training on blast and ballistic effects to meet the needs of your organisation.
Courses run in the past include:
- Explosive Awareness
- Blast Protection
- Explosive Threats
Where appropriate courses include demonstrations of explosive effects, if possible a course will be run in conjunction with ComBlast trials to give attendees direct experience of explosive effects.