New Mexico Tech Shock Dynamics Laboratory


Weir Hall 120
Socorro, NM, 87801

575-835-5326

fax: 575-835-5209

Short Course: High Speed Imaging for Explosive and Impact Events

Students in the class will record high-speed images of
explosive events and learn to perform processing
including that used to create the BOS image here.

A 4-day short course is held at New Mexico Tech, in Socorro, New Mexico, every June. This course focuses on optical diagnostics for high-speed explosion and impact events. The course leverages the unique capabilities and expertise of New Mexico Tech faculty and the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC).

The course includes discussions on topics including:

  • Camera basics
  • High-speed imaging basics
  • Schlieren and shadowgraph imaging
  • Flow and feature tracking
  • High-strain rate testing equipment
  • 2D and 3D deformation measurement techniques
  • Basics of image processing

The course also includes hands-on laboratory work for participants including field tests at EMRTC for explosive events. The hands-on demos reinforce the course material and provide practical applications of the techniques discussed.

This course is sponsored by Photron USA, Correlated Solutions, Inc., and Orbital ATK.

The 2017 course will be held on June 19 through 22, 2017, in Socorro, NM. For information see the fliers below or email michael.hargather@nmt.edu

More information on the class schedule, syllabus, and attendee information will be posted soon. Please email michael.hargather@nmt.edu for more details.

Past classes - 2016

2016 class picture.

The 2016 course was held on June 27-30, and included 16 participants. The sponsors for the 2015 course included Photron USA and Correlated Solutions, LLC, and OrbitalATK.

Past classes - 2015

2015 class picture.

The 2015 course was held on June 22-25, and included 9 participants. The sponsors for the 2015 course included Photron USA and Correlated Solutions, LLC, and OrbitalATK.

Past classes - 2014

2014 class picture.

The 2014 course was held on June 23-26, and included 11 participants. The sponsors for the 2014 course included Photron USA and Correlated Solutions, LLC.