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 Graham Schleyer FIMechE is a Senior Lecturer in the School 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, and government and industry reports.
The participants especially appreciated the broad overview of methods presented, the practical worked examples and the easy-to-follow course notes as well as the opportunity to interact with others on the course. The next course, reduced to 4 days, is scheduled for 1-4 July 2013 and will be delivered in two parts.