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Register NOW for our next Lunchtime Webinar - Wednesday 7th July

24 June 2021

WEBINAR DETAILS

We are pleased to confirm our next FABIG Lunchtime Webinar 'Near-Field Blast Loading: Challenges, Unknowns and Opportunities' presented by Sam Rigby from The University of Sheffield on Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 13.00 BST.

For additional information and registration, please go to the Events section of the website.

Abstract:

Near-field loading presents a considerable challenge to the blast protection engineering community. Here, pressure loads can be well in excess of material strengths, and they rapidly decay with both distance and time, resulting in incredibly short duration, highly concentrated loads. Until recently, physical measurements of near-field blast loading were not possible, and as such the tools that have been developed (both to predict the loading and to subsequently design structures and systems subjected to this loading) are not informed by direct observation and are of unknown validity and accuracy. Dr Rigby and colleagues in the Blast and Impact Research Group at the University of Sheffield have developed experimental apparatus to directly measure near-field loading distributions. This talk will present some findings from ongoing studies in this area. In particular, it will focus on exploring some experimental insights which have shed light on the complex behaviour in the immediate vicinity of an explosive detonation, consequences for structural response, and advanced data-driven machine learning methods to predict this.

FABIG WEBINAR SERIES

We are continuing to organise lunchtime webinars every two weeks whilst working life remains disrupted by measures to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. Such measures either prohibit or make inadvisable large meetings such as our Technical Meetings.

We are looking for presentations covering topics relevant to the following themes:

  • Robust Principles for Safe Design against Fires & Explosions based on Experience;
  • Fire and Explosion Hazards from Low Carbon Energy Sources

As such, please do not hesitate to contact us at fabig@steel-sci.com if you or one of your colleagues would like to give a relevant presentation.

Take care and stay safe,

The FABIG Team

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