Structural response analysis due to typical industrial explosions (gas or dust deflagrations) is still in an initial stage. In order to predict structural response against such explosion pressures, the design pressure of the item involved is often applied as a ‘safe’ approach for the explosion resistance:
• Sometimes it is argued that, because an explosion is an ‘exceptional’ loading, it is not necessary to apply common safety margins
• Sometimes it is suggested that, due to the very fast loading by a gas or dust explosion, equipment tends to be (much) stronger.
Although standards on gas or dust explosion venting provide relations to calculate pressure around an explosion vent, it is still exceptional that, when explosion venting is applied, it is verified if this external pressure will not damage neighbouring equipment or buildings. Usually it is stated: venting must be in a safe direction and, as long as venting is in open air, it is assumed to be safe.
If a safety engineer is asked to estimate the strength of existing structures when exposed to explosion pressure waves, the estimate is usually far too high: often even the order of magnitude is completely wrong.
The following topics are treated:
The objective of this course is to inform engineers, that have a basic knowledge on structural engineering, on how to deal with the effect of gas and dust explosions on structures. The course is intended for:
• Mechanical engineers, involved in the structural design of process equipment
• Civil engineers who construct in explosion hazardous areas
• Explosion safety experts
The teacher is a civil engineer, specialised in structural engineering, engaged with the design of an earthquake simulator, and was involved in research (both experimental and theoretical) on structural response to explosions for several years.
|Trainer:||Dhr. Ir. A. Harmanny|
|Course data:||May 10 and 11 - 2022|
|Price:||€ 1,050.00 ex. vat|
|The program will be taught in English.|