Professor Norman Jones
Dr Graham Schleyer
The courses were fully subscribed with participants from as far as Brazil, Canada and Malaysia with the majority from Europe. The participants’ background covered security, military, civilian, composites, and impact and blast modelling applications.
The presenters are internationally recognised and accomplished in their field with experience in research and teaching over many years. Professor Norman Jones FREng, recently retired as AA Griffith Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Impact Research Centre at the University of Liverpool, has conducted theoretical, numerical and experimental studies over the past 40 years into the dynamic behaviour of structures and systems. His distinguished career and wealth of knowledge and experience is captured in some 300 journal articles, and his book ‘Structural Impact’ which is used on the course. Dr Schleyer is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering and a member of the Impact Research Centre at the University of Liverpool, having worked previously for several years in the gas industry and for shorter periods with leading research and technology companies in the UK and the US. He has published widely in journals, conference proceedings, government and industry reports, and is secretary of the UK Explosion Liaison Group (UKELG), a specialist subject interest group of experts from industry and academia promoting the understanding of all aspects of explosions.
The participants appreciated the breadth of application of the methods presented and the opportunity to interact with others on the course. An announcement will be made shortly on the dates for the next course.