By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Describe structural responses to blast loading with reference to ‘equivalent single degree of freedom’ analysis
- Use pressure impulse diagrams for approximate response assessment
- Employ principles and guidelines for protective design against the effects of blast
- Design reinforced concrete structures subject to blast loading
- Apply American Society of Civil Engineers’ technical guidelines to practical structural design of blast-resistant facilities
Practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of structural analysis and design against blast loads.
Bob Sheldon was formerly senior lecturer in protective structures at the Centre for Defence Engineering at Cranfield University.
Piroozan Aminossehe is an independent consultant. He had a key role in the design of offshore structures, Sizewell ‘B’ nuclear power station, and blast-resistant MoD 200m jetty in Faslane.