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. Spring courses will be held at USC's DC offices located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 540, Washington, DC 20004.

DASS 22-1
DASS 22-2 (DC)
DASS 23-1
DASS 23-2 (DC)
15-17 Sep 2021
11-13 May 2022
14-16 Sep 2022
Spring 2023

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: $1,750 (July 2021 - June 2022); $TBD (July 2022 - June 2023)

Published on June 8th, 2017

Last updated on April 7th, 2021