Damage Assessment for System Safety (DASS)

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.

Objectives: 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.

Location: Fall courses will be held at our home LA offices near LAX and be offered as a hybrid. Spring courses will be held at USC's DC offices located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 540, Washington, DC 20004.

DASS 23-1 (hybrid)
DASS 23-2
DASS 24-1 (hybrid)
DASS 24-2
05-07 Oct 2022
08-10 Mar 2023
04-06 Oct 2023
Spring 2024

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

Prerequisite:  Attendees should have an engineering or hard science background.

CEU: 2.1

Course Duration: 3.0 Days

Tuition: $1,875 (July 2022 - June 2023); $TBD (July 2023 - July 2024)

Published on June 8th, 2017

Last updated on May 24th, 2022