Presented by: Dr. Stephen B. Murray|
The Military Engineering Section at Defence Research and Development Canada Suffield (DRDC-S) has been conducting research and development in explosives and their effects, for defensive purposes, for several decades. Dr. Murray will provide an overview of the wide variety of past and present R&D programs conducted at DRDC-S. The main topics of the presentation will include:
a. Applied studies that focus on the development of hardware that utilize detonation processes to achieve defensive military objectives, such as minefield breaching and the demolition of structures.
b. The effects of blast waves on structures and humans.
c. Fundamental studies aimed at understanding the initiation and propagation of detonation waves in vapour clouds, foams and solid explosives.
Dr. Murray is an internationally renowned expert in shock/blast physics with many inventions and patents to his credit. The presentation will include numerous video clips from trials conducted on the DRDC-S Experimental Proving Grounds. This promises to be a very fascinating evening.
Date: Wednesday January 14, 2004
Time: 6:30 pm - Drinks & Socialize
7:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Presentation
Location: Tumbleweeds Cafe, 1002 8th Street S.W. (Ph: 580-2114)
Cost: $15 per person
As always, spouses and guests are welcome.
Please RSVP no later than Friday January 9, 2004 by contacting either of the following members: Ralph Luthe, P. Eng., 527-8887, ext. 216 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Sheldon Dattenberger, P. Eng., 526-3142 or email@example.com