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.

  • Course
    DASS 20-1
    DASS 21-1
  • Dates
    20-22 Apr 2020
    Spring 2021

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: $1500 (July 2019 – June 2020); TBD (July 2020 – June 2021)