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Damage Assessment for System Safety (DASS 22-1) **ONLINE or IN-PERSON**

September 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


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.


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

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


Attendees should have an engineering or hard science background.

Course Duration

3.0 Days

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Published on March 5th, 2021

Last updated on June 29th, 2021


September 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am
September 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


USC Aviation Safety and Security Program
6033 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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