15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to issues related to material and structural response high-magnitude, transient loading, such as those generated by explosions or impacts. The module includes quantification of blast load parameters, qualitative assessment of material and structural response, development of closed-form and numerical calculation methods to quantify structural response and an appraisal of codes of practice guidance intended to increase the resilience of structures to these loads. Teaching takes place predominantly in lecture and tutorials with some computer laboratories.

Staff Contact: RIGBY SAMUEL E
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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