Impact and Blast Effect: Theory, Analysis and Design

A three-day short course, 22nd - 24th October 2018.

Impact and blast threats exist in a wide range of engineering, security and defence sectors, which have been frequently linked to industrial safety (surface/air/space transportations, nuclear power plant, offshore platforms and critical facilities in other industries) and protections against impact, blast and shock effects in terrorist and battlefield events. Depending on the impact velocity, blast intensity and shock environment, material and structural behaviour may become very different from their quasi-static behaviour when inertia and/or strain-rate effects become dominant in these events, which need to be considered in the design of protective structures against impact and blast loads and under shock environment. This short course integrates material characterization, basic theory, design methodology and latest research progress and offers an introduction to professionals and researchers for dealing with impact, blast and shock effects in various engineering fields.

Booking the course

Download the Impact and Blast Prospectus 2018 for further details, programme, speakers and registration.

  • Venue: School of Mechanical,  Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester
  • Date: 22nd - 24th October, 2018
  • Course fee: £890 including lunches and evening meal on day 2
Registration and payment

Course Content

The course will consist of an introduction to impact and blast threats and their effects on structures with special emphasis on the fundamental concepts and methodologies of the practical techniques and the latest state-of-the-art developments in material property characterisation and analytical method.

The morning sessions of the course will cover material characterizations, impact threats and their effects while the blast loading and effects will be covered in the afternoon sessions. 

Contact us

  • For general inquiry and registration: Course Administrator, ConferCare, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, tel: +44 (0) 161 306 4082, fax: 061 275 2223, email:

Who is the course for

This course will provide an introductory training for practicing engineers, consultants, researchers and research students, who may involve in dealing with impact and blast effects in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, nuclear engineering, aerospace engineering, oil and petrochemical engineering and defence engineering and industries.

The course will be also suitable to architects, estate developers and security managers, who need updating in the latest developments in this area.

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