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Explosives Engineering Short Course

High Speed Imagery for Research and Experimentation


September 13 - 16, 2011

Golden, Colorado

Presented by:

AXPRO Group at Colorado School of Mines


Vision Research


World leaders in digital high-speed imaging and explosive education, Vision Research and the Colorado School of Mines, have announced a collaboration to develop a university-level short course on high-speed imaging’s wide range of applications with a focus on experimentation with explosives and ballistic applications.

The short course is carefully structured as an introduction to the main topics in the field of explosive engineering and how to best use digital high-speed imaging when conducting experiments or research for military or civilian applications. Both fundamental theory as well as practical training will be conducted at the Colorado School of Mines in Explosive Research Laboratory at Idaho Springs.

A wide range of material will be covered including: detonation and shock wave physics, selection of explosives, an introduction to high-speed imaging, scaling experiments for high-speed imaging, lighting and selecting lenses for the best results, triggering strategies, analysis of high-speed imagery, and more. Each topic will be presented by internationally renowned experts in their respective fields, and will address an audience spanning a wide range of scientific backgrounds.

Students will be given the opportunity to work one-on-one with instructors in special evening sessions that are designed to work out solutions to their specific set of requirements for high-speed imagery.

The course is an intensive 4-day, hands-on workshop designed to teach engineers, scientists, and students the engineering tools needed to understand, analyze, and solve a broad range of dynamic problems and design applications. It also may also be of interest to crime and accident investigators, or anyone concerned with the regulatory and environmental issues involved in use of high-speed imaging and motion analysis in the fields.

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