K&C Offers Two-day Short Course on Blast Effect Analysis and Design Before ICPS5

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K&C Offers Two-day Short Course on Blast Effect Analysis and Design Before ICPS5

Karagozian & Case Inc. (K&C) is partnering with Poznan University of Technology (PUT) to provide “A Two-day Short Course:  Blast Effect Analysis and Design”,  prior to the 5th International Conference on Protective Structures (ICPS5) hosted by PUT, Poland, in August 2018.

This short course integrates fundamental techniques and basic theory on characterizing blast loading and its effects on buildings, explosive test data for structural components and systems, computational techniques in simulation dynamic response under blast and impact loading, and design methodology of blast resistance for both new structures and retrofitting existing structures. This is an extensive introduction to engineers and researchers for dealing with blast and shock effects in various engineering fields.

This course is designed for:

  • Professional engineers and consultants, who are involved in protective designs and engineering for buildings and infrastructures against blast and impact loading.
  • Researchers and graduate students, who are interested in blast effects analysis for dynamic responses of structural and mechanical systems.
  • Government officers, who are the decision makers for protective measures and review protective solutions and designs from consultants.
  • Architects, estate developers and security managers, who are interested in threat and vulnerability assessment and protective technologies for counter-terrorism protection of buildings and infrastructures.

Protecting people and infrastructures from the terrorism threats is currently one of the most challenging problems. Engineers are now often quizzed with blast-related hazards, risks and protection methods by the societies they serve. Protective technologies have been developing for combatting with this kind of challenge by assessment of vulnerability and survivability of buildings and their occupants, characterizing blast effects, quantifying structural response, and blast mitigation techniques. This technology may involve explosive tests of model structures, computational modeling of structural response under blast loads, evaluation of existing buildings, and development of engineering tools. In last two decades, engineers made much efforts on resisting progressive collapse of buildings, mitigation of debris hazard from glazing and wall, and perimeter protection for mitigate blast effects.

Karagozian and Case has been a leader in science and engineering since 1945. Specializing in explosive effects and protective design, K&C’s highly technical staff provide services that are unmatched in the industry. K&C uses state-of-the-art testing, analysis and design methodologies to provide integrated, validated and cost-effective solutions for clients. For more information on K&C, click here