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Damage Assessment for System Safety

Course Description:

Sophisticated mathematical models and methods have been developed to estimate the level of impact of a hazardous condition.  This course is intended to provide an overall understanding of these methods to help managers and system safety analysis reviewers understand the analysis conducted and results obtained by the experts in the field.  Specifically methods for modeling the impact of fire and explosion, debris distribution from an explosion, and toxic gas dispersion are discussed.

Objectives:  To provide an overall understanding of the methods and models used to estimate the damage extent caused by hazardous conditions.

Who Should Attend:  Individuals who desire to gain a broad perspective of system safety analysis.

Course Outline

  1. Fire and explosion phenomena and modeling
  2. TNT Equivalents
  3. Debris field caused by a vessel explosion or missile explosion in the air
  4. Hazardous material (liquid) spill and evaporation
  5. Toxic gas dispersion
  6. Expected casualty computation for space and missile applications

Prerequisite:  Attendees should have an engineering or hard science background.

Course Duration:  3.0 Days

Tuition: $1300 (July 2016 - June 2017), TBA (July - Dec. 2017)

Dates Course No.
27 Feb. - 1 Mar. 2017 DASS 17-1
SPRING 2018 DASS 18-1

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