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The aim of this short course over two days is to introduce engineers, researchers and students to simplified methods for the analysis and design of structural elements subjected to explosive loading in the built environment. The course will be based around the application of spreadsheet analysis tools (provided) to typical practical situations with reference to the widely used manual UFC 3-340-021. The course will cover elementary concepts of HE blast loading and response in the far-field domain and provide participants with an appreciation of the scope and limitations of analytical methods for modelling these types of problems.

1This is an unclassified document approved for public release (distribution unlimited) that can be downloaded from the web; see https://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_3_340_02_2008_c2.pdf