Explosive Phenomenology and Blasting Near Dams

The Live Event Scheduled for 08/13/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT) has been Cancelled

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This webinar will provide information related to the effects of blasting near dams.  The course will provide basics of explosive events to include loadings from ground motions and airblast, measurements of loadings, and criteria to determine damage limits of loadings.  The course will present information to determine limits of explosive magnitude and distance that would be below damage levels to the dam.  Participants should obtain a good knowledge of the characteristics of blasting near dams and limits of potential damage.

Five takeaways from this course:

  • 1. Understand the characteristics of an explosive event 
  • 2. Understand the main loadings from an explosive event
  • 3. Understand how to measure or monitor explosive loadings
  • 4. Understand damage levels from explosive events 
  • 5. Understand safe magnitudes and distances for explosive loadings

Matthew Hossley

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Engineer Research and Development Center

Mr. Hossley has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

In 1991, Mr. Hossley became an employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center. Mr. Hossley was spent the last 27 years researching conventional and terrorist weapons effects on all types of structures. He has been instrumental in the characterization of explosive effects to both military and civil structures, the development of software for predicting effects, and a key advisor to both the USACE critical protection program and the Department of Homeland Security Dams Sector.

Denis Rickman

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,/Engineer Research and Development Center

Mr. Rickman holds a BS in geophysics from Texas A&M University and an MS in engineering mechanics from Mississippi State University.  

Mr. Rickman has worked at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) since 1983. He leads research initiatives in the general areas of explosion effects phenomenology, blast loading, and development of demolition methods. He is currently the lead US representative on the multinational SHIELD explosive test program and is the primary contact for an international forum on R&D to enhance protection of soft assets (targets) from terrorist attack. Mr. Rickman also serves as a subject matter expert on topics related to blast mitigation, explosion effects phenomena, blast instrumentation, and explosive demolitions and holds five U.S. patents for blast instrumentation and explosive breaching methods.

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