Practical Shock Analysis & Design Training in Minneapolis, MN

Practical Shock Analysis & Design Training in Minneapolis, MN

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From $2,250


Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

3900 American Boulevard West

Bloomington, MN 55437

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5-day course on practical shock design and analytical shock simulation.

About this event

This 5-day course provides participants with a comprehensive treatment of practical shock design and analytical shock simulation with special emphasis on requirements, methods, and procedures for naval qualification for shock produced by underwater explosion by both test and analytical means. All course materials are updated to include MIL-DTL901E test requirements.

The course will be especially useful to those concerned with shock design and/or qualification of structures, machinery, and equipment for U.S. Navy combatant vessels. Current applicable acquisition programs include DDG 51, DDG 1000, LPD 17, SSN 774, Columbia, CVN 78, LHA, LCS, FF, as well as fleet upgrades and service life extensions.

Although this course is aimed primarily at shock design applications on naval vessels, the analysis and design techniques presented are equally applicable to design and modeling related to seismic shock, blast induced ground shock, pyroshock, gun fire shock, ballistic shock and vehicle mobility shock.

Topics covered will include:

• Introduction to Mechanical Shock

• Review of Basic Vibration Theory and SDOF Systems

• Navy Shock Qualification Process

• Shock Qualification by Extension

• Shock Qualifications by Test

• Underwater Shock Phenomena

• Shock Qualification by DDAM

• Practical Design Considerations

• Optimum Foundation Design

• Shock Measurement

• Overview of the Shock Response Spectrum (SRS)

• Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems

• Special Design and Analysis Tools

• Use of Finite Element Analysis for Transient Analysis

• Comparison of MDOF System Response from Transient Analysis and SRS/Mode Superposition

The registration fee includes a comprehensive set of course notes, a compilation of papers by the instructors, textbook Naval Shock Analysis & Design by Rudolph J. Scavuzzo and Henry C. Pusey, textbook Underwater Explosions by Robert H. Cole, and a daily lunch.


A reduced-rate room block will be set aside for attendees. Instructions for booking will be included with your order confirmation email.


We are pleased to be able to once again hold this class in-person in 2022. The safety of attendees and staff is our priority, and therefore before admittance into class on Monday morning, we will require proof of full vaccination, or a negative COVID test within the past 24 hours. We will have several PCR tests on-hand for those who may not be able to access a test within the required time frame.

You can view updated COVID-19 Information from the Minnesota Department of Health can be found here.

Please register as soon as possible to ensure course availability. All courses are subject to cancellation if adequate attendance is not met.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? You may contact the Shock Course Manager, Lauren Yancey, at with any questions regarding the course.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Registrations are transferrable between people within the same organization.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you do not need to bring a printed ticket to the course.

Is there a dress code? Business Casual or Casual dress is the usual, but we encourage attendees to wear whatever they are most comfortable in while in a learning environment for the day. Layers are encouraged as the temperature of event spaces does tend to fluctuate.

What is the refund policy? We understand that things happen, and if you are unable to attend the course, we are happy to work with you to either transfer your registration to a future class, transfer your registration to another person in your organization, or refund your registration. Refunds requested within 15 days of the start date of a course will forfeit a $100 administration fee.

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