This course develops the principles for the analysis of infrastructures subjected to impulsive loads (localized impact, explosion), as well as the basics knowledge for modeling and design protection systems with specific security requirements. The basic concepts of dynamics of structural elements are initially introduced. These allow for the subsequent development of infrastructure protection and reinforcement techniques against localized impact load or overpressure.
All this knowledge allows to analyze and design systems that guarantee the security of infrastructures against different types of threats: bomb vehicles, ballistic attacks, hand-launched projectiles, bomb packages. Likewise, strategies for the safe design of infrastructures against intrusion are proposed, through protection structures: walls, perimeter fences, exclusion areas or barriers.