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Posted by Geoff Weisenberger on January 9, 2008 at 3:02 PM.
Blast-Resistant and Anti-Terrorism Design, a short course for engineers and architects, sponsored by Protection Engineering Consultants, will take place February 4–8, 2008 in San Antonio. This intensive course will cover significant topics in blast-resistant and anti-terrorism design, including:
Physics of blast and structural response
Blast test methods and data
Analytical and computational methods for blast loads predictions and structural response
Analysis and blast-resistant design of building, cladding, and framing components
Design and analysis for steel, reinforced concrete, reinforced masonry, and timber
Progressive collapse design
Design/analysis of windows, frames, and mullions
Presenters will provide software and design aides as well as multiple opportunities to use these tools in practical, problem-solving applications, enabling participants to gain experience and confidence. Bound course notes and software will be provided.
A special feature of the course is a shock tube testing demonstration. On Thursday, February 7, course participants will attend a shock tube test at a facility in the northern San Antonio area. Shock tubes are commonly used to simulate explosions for evaluating structural components. Using the software and knowledge acquired in class, participants will predict the response of a structural element, such as a wall panel, door, or window, then will discuss the data and results in class the following day.
Monday, Feb. 4 – Friday, Feb. 8, 2008
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Best Western Hill Country Suites
18555 Highway 281 North
San Antonio, Texas 78258
210.490.9191 or 866.784.8346
The Best Western Hill Country Suites is offering short course participants a special rate of $94.99. If you choose to stay at the Best Western, mention “PEC Short Course” when you call. The cut-off date for reservations at this rate is Jan. 11, 2008.
Participants may, of course, make their own arrangements for accommodations, and there are numerous exceptional locations in the San Antonio area.