Within a few days this spring, 30 blast loads detonated inside one of the Norwegian Defence Agency’s test facilities. Behind the destruction lies CASA and NDEA’s shared goal to understand more of what happens during close-range blasts in confined spaces.
A submerged, floating tunnel in the Sognefjord on Norway’s west coast will withstand powerful explosions. Tests in SIMLab’s shock tube at NTNU show concrete to be tougher than assumed.
“This has been a most useful and exciting visit,” said State Secretary Gjermund Hagesæter after spending a whole day at SFI CASA last month.
Judging by industry and public interest in her subject, Karoline Osnes has brilliant prospects. In a few years she will know more about the behaviour of glass in explosions than most people on the planet.