Adam Dennis

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Research Student

aadennis1@sheffield.ac.uk

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Adam Dennis
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

Before joining the Blast and Impact Dynamics research group to study for his PhD, Adam graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2020 with an MEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering. Under the supervision of Dr Sam Rigby and Dr Danny Smyl, his research is related to the development of rapid analysis tools for blast characterisation and load estimation.

Research interests

Research Project: The development of rapid analysis tools for blast characterisation and load estimation

Understanding how a blast wave impacts its surroundings is key to ensuring the safety of infrastructure and its users. Achieving this commonly requires the analysis of a large number of varied explosive scenarios, with the risk posed to a given environment helping to generate effective structural designs or inform emergency response efforts. However, existing methods of modelling complex blast waves are often time consuming, requiring high powered computers or dedicated processing units.

The project therefore aims to explore various ways in which current modelling methods can be improved in terms of computation time and required processing power. Including the generation of new tools as well as the adaptation and optimisation of existing numerical solvers.

Publications

Journal articles

Research group

Blast & Impact 

Structural Engineering & Materials