State-of-the-art CFD modelling tools are now used early in the protective design process. This results in design solutions that are not only cost effective but appropriate to architectural vision.

Nick Misselbrook has more than 24 years of experience in non-linear dynamic modeling of naval offshore structures and buildings subjected to explosions. He specializes in vulnerability assessment and consequence analysis of buildings and facilities to terrorist attack, including the protective design of these structures.

Diverse Portfolio
Nick works with a wide number of commercial and military clients on various types of projects. These include tasks at explosive processing facilities and storehouses, the Buncefield oil storage and transfer depot in Hertfordshire, U.K. and the U.N. Conference Centre in Vienna, Austria. He has also performed work for various European national banks and major financial institutions.

DERA Background
Nick spent nine years at the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), where he focused on the design and testing of blast-resistant naval structures.

Outside of Work
Nick is a keen runner, taking part in half marathons as well as Tough Mudder extreme obstacle events. He and his family like to travel and enjoy the great outdoors whenever possible. Their activities range from wilderness camping on the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park, California, to hiking in the Karijini National Park in Western Australia. Closer to home, the Misselbrooks like to go hillwalking in the Scottish Highlands.

Expertise
• Blast on structures
• Protective design
• Hostile vehicle mitigation
• Vulnerability assessment
• Modelling and simulation