3675 Walden Lane Phone:         (770)974-9326      
Acworth, Georgia 30102       Email: lainc@bellsouth.net      
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Registration:  6:00 pm
Dinner:           6:30 pm
Program:        7:30 pm

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Members:  $30.00
Non−Members:  $40.00
Full Time Students:  $20.00

Hudson Grille - Brookhaven
4046 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319

Directions may be found at
Hudson Grille Directions

Parking is available behind the building.

Protective Design for Blast Effects on Structures:
Validation and Implementation
Presented By: Lauren K. Stewart, PhD, PE
Assistant Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology

The talk will highlight methodology for protective design for blast effects on structures. It will cover current design, analysis and experimental strategies for blast and shock loading of structures.

Lauren Stewart, Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, received her PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of California in 2010. She is a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow and was a Post Doctoral Scholar at the University of California, San Diego from 2010 to 2013. From 2006 to 2013, she worked as a Senior Blast Engineer at Karagozian & Case Structural Engineers in California where she holds a PE license. Dr. Stewart's research is focused on dynamic, blast and shock loading of structures and she has been involved with many blast, seismic and wind experimental and computational programs. These including blast testing of steel structural columns, blast testing of steel stud wall systems, material testing for ultra high performance concrete for impulsive loads and seismic testing for Los Alamos National Laboratories. She has also conducted advanced finite element analysis for the World Trade Center 7 Collapse, AFRL Munitions Directorate small munitions program and programs supported by the Technical Support Working Group. Her design experience includes blast analysis for the Veterans Affairs and consulting projects for various companies.

If you are going to attend please respond by return email, lainc@bellsouth.net, 72 hours in advance, if possible, as we must guarantee the number reported to the restaurant at that time. Failure to respond, however, does not prevent attendance nor does failure to attend after a positive response incur any penalty.

A certificate for one PDH will be provided for each registered attendee.