CPD Seminar: Design of Structures for Blast Loading

Session 1: An introduction to blast
This session will cover the different types of blast which may need to be considered in structural design, including TNT and other high explosives, dust, VCEs, pressure vessel explosions, BLEVE, UXO and IEDs. This will include discussion on the different characteristics and analysis techniques required for air blasts, surface blasts, buried explosions, ground shock, and underwater blast.
Session 2: Hand calculation techniques
This session will give a detailed tutorial on hand calculation techniques which are suitable for preliminary assessment of blast loading on structures. This will include derivation of side-on overpressure and reflected overpressure, taking account of the stand-off distance and angle of incidence, the effect of funnelling and reflections off other structures. The limitations of hand calculations will be clearly set out. This section will also cover the response of structures to impulsive loading, and derivation of in-structure response spectra.
Session 3: Computational methods
This session will provide a general overview of the computational methods which are currently available for blast analysis.
Session 4: Structural design and detailing aspects
This session will address the various structural challenges presented by blast events, and how these can be mitigated. This will include discussion on deformation limits for structural elements and connections. This section will also address detailing for robustness in vulnerable areas of the building – for example, the effectiveness of blast walls in protecting openings, and the specific problems associated with glass facades.

Event Information

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Event Date

09:30 for 10:00. Finishes at 17:00

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The Lantern Room, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

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Laura Clow

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Additional Information
Refreshments and lunch will be served 

Limited parking will be available at the hotel, overspill parking is available in the near vicinity
This event will qualify for 6hrs CPD

StructE Graduate Members - £140.00 
IStructE Other Members - £160.00
IStructE Non Members - £180.00

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