Course objectives and scope
The subject matter is relevant to both students involved in providing protection from terrorist attack and those involved in the design of processing facilities.
Course contentThe two day training course will provide an introduction into structural glazing. The course will be taught as a number of separate modules, which will include:-
- Glass strength
- Interlayer types and the associated performance
- Robustness and Fractography (breakage)
- Common mistakes (lessons learnt)
- Visual assessment criteria
- Relevant standards and regulations
- Blast and ballistic performance.
Each of the modules will comprise of theoretical and practical elements. The course is open to all and would be of particular benefit to engineers and designers who would like to increase their understanding of glass.
The course will run over two days, the first day will be predominantly class room based and will include a number of practical demonstrations. The second day will involve testing a number of glass products within an arena blast test.
The training will be held at the Spadeadam Testing and Research and will be presented by DNV GL and Crossley Consult Limited.
Please note that all visitors must have photographic ID and non-British nationals must send passport details four weeks in advance of the course.