It is an unfortunate truth of our modern world that there is a need to protect personnel from the hazards of explosive or ballistic attacks. This four-day course provides an introduction to the techniques required to design buildings to protect their occupants from blast or ballistic hazards resulting from either terrorist attack or accidental explosion.
- Introduction to the principles of blast and ballistic design
- Blast design for structures constructed from concrete, steel, aluminium and glass
- Use of dynamic design tools ranging from design guides to complex finite element modelling
- Design of structures to resist ballistic threats including fragmentation and small arms
- Blast and ballistic testing of components
- Practical demonstrations of explosive and ballistic effects.
The advantage of the course being run in our state of the art training facility at DNV GL's Spadeadam Testing and Research Centre is that it provides a unique combination of classroom sessions, workshops and practical demonstrations of explosive and ballistic effects. This considerably enhances the learning experience for the participants.
The course will be presented by experienced trainers from DNV GL and D.J. Goode and Associates.
About DNV GL's Spadeadam Testing and Research Centre
DNV GL's Spadeadam Testing and Research Centre has been operating for over 40 years. The site covers 60 hectares and is situated within the 3600 hectare RAF Spadeadam Electronics Warfare Range in northeast Cumbria. It provides a safe, remote and secure environment for carrying out a wide range of large-scale hazard testing. Trials conducted range from simulating the effects of terrorist attacks to fundamental research into the hazards of the oil and gas industry.